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D’Banj Breaks Silence On Fraud Allegations

Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanji, also known as D’Banj, has said he had no business with fraud adding that he had told the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) all he knew in the commission’s ongoing investigations.

D’Banj who secured his release on Friday broke his silence when he commented on his social media handles, noting that he was confident that the ICPC would unravel the truth in the matter.

The musician wrote, “Global thank you to the world. I was invited on an ongoing investigation in ICPC. I have assisted the commission with all I know and I am confident in their capacity to unravel the truth in the matter. I have no business with fraud, all I do is #choplife.” 

The ICPC released the Nigerian musician after 72 hours of detention.

The anti-graft agency had on Tuesday detained D’Banj over fraud allegations involving the N-Power programme.

On Friday, Dbamji’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi Esq., Managing Partner at Law Corridor said that the ICPC released D’banj on self-recognition after the agency could not find anything incriminating on him.

Olajengbesi in a statement made available to journalists said that “Nigerians must be told the truth that D’banj is clean and has no criminal or fraud record. It is, however, an embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation of N900m fraud against a public figure without any evidence.”

According to Olajengbesi, “The ICPC Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN) and the entire officers of the ICPC must be deeply sad and embarrassed also that their decent organization was used for such a shameful publicity against an innocent man. Only a few organizations and persons stood and waited to verify the claims. This form of media trial is evil.

“The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who claimed to have instructed the ICPC to detain D’banj must now be ready to explain to the world the money traced to his account and the amount.

“We still demand that the minister provide the details of the government authority D’banj allegedly collaborated with and provide the account and N-power funds allegedly traced to Dbanj’s account.

“This is injustice and upon the instruction of our client, we may head to court to seek redress, a public apology and a compensation from the ICPC. The detention of D’banj) is an injustice having that the ICPC found nothing incriminating traced to his innocent personality.

“This is to say a big thank you to Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and my Learned Senior Barr. Babs Akinwumi for the leadership.”

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