Following his release from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s custody, music star Oladapo Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’banj, has spoken out.
On December 6, 2022, the singer was taken into custody on suspicion of fraud in relation to the N-Power programme.
The ICPC released D’banj on self-recognition on Friday, according to reports.
After being released, D’banj immediately took to his social media accounts to deny any fraudulent dealings.
The performer asserted that he didn’t commit fraud.
He said, “Global thank you to the world. I was invited on an ongoing investigation in the ICPC. I have assisted the commission with all I know and I am confident in their capacity to unravel the truth. I have no business with fraud, all I do is chop life. I was released on self-recognition because nothing was seen or found on me. God bless you all my people.”
However, the ICPC, through its spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, maintained that the anti-graft agency was still investigating the matter.
“Investigations are still ongoing, please,” Ogugua said.
D’banj’s lawyers also told Saturday Beats, “D’banj was released unconditionally after the ICPC did all they could to find something on him, but they found nothing on him.”
“The ICPC only started the investigation when D’banj was detained. They found nothing on him after he was properly questioned and drilled. They had to even go beyond the scope of their investigation, yet they found nothing. We are glad that they were professional about it. They treated him kindly and released him. He was released on self-recognisance,” D’banj’s legal team led by Pelumi Olajengbesi, said.