Nigerian musician Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has regained his freedom after hours in detention.
Legal counsels to the embattled singer confirmed the development to SaharaReporters, noting that D’banj was released on bail because he made himself available for investigation.
Recall that the anti-graft agency, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) detained D’banj on Tuesday at its office over alleged N-Power fraud.
Naija News learnt that the singer would soon speak on the alleged involvement in irregularities in the Federal Government empowerment scheme.
N-Power Beneficiaries Lament Over Non-Receipt Of Monthly Stipends
The ICPC reported earlier that it received numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira following the approval and release of such funds to the beneficiaries by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
The anti-graft agency said many N-Power beneficiaries had been lamenting over the non-receipt of their monthly stipends despite the government’s confirmation of releasing the funds.
“About ten persons have been invited by the ICPC over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud and have been granted administrative bail after their detention. Several invitations to Mr Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.
“Mr Oyebanjo turned himself in and was taken into custody at the ICPC Headquarters on Tuesday, 6th December 2022, and is currently assisting the investigators in unravelling the circumstances of the fraud allegations by the petitioners,” ICPC spokesperson Azuka Ogugua, said in a statement on Wednesday.
However, D’banj’s lawyers confirmed to newsmen that the singer was released on bail today.
“The musician is planning to speak out soon,” the source reportedly told SaharaReporters.
According to him, the ICPC could not find any possible link to D’banj’s involvement in the N-Power Programme corruption scandal.