Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj has spoken out about his alleged arrest by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.
The well-known singer has labeled his detention as ‘misconceived, malicious, and damaging to the justice system anywhere in the globe.’
This is coming after news broke out on the internet that the anti-graft agency reportedly apprehended and arrested the pop singer on Tuesday, December 7 for fraud-related offenses.
He was charged with conspiring with certain dishonest government employees to embezzle hundreds of thousands of naira budgeted for the N-Power project (a program for empowerment launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria).
The musician has since encouraged the panel to conduct its probing properly so that anyone trying to implicate him in such a callous act can be brought to justice. He had made the call on Wednesday through his lawyer, Maryam Musa.
A part of the statement read:
“For the record, D’banj has no such contractual or incidental relationship whatsoever with any group or persons within or outside government, about the disbursement, operations, access or control of the operation of any government fund through an agency or its subsidiaries.”