N-Power fraud: Singer, D’Banj finally released on bail

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Embattled Nigerian singer, Daniel Oladapo Oyebanji, better known as D’banj, has been released on bail on terms of self-recognition.

The Koko master was detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) after he was accused of allegedly fraudulently diverting hundreds of millions of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for the N-Power project.

Reacting to the singer’s release, his lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said it was an embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation of N900million was made without any evidence, and yet made public.

In a Facebook post, he wrote: “DBANJ released on self-recognizance after ICPC could not find anything incriminating on him. He is clean. It is an embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation of 900m Naira without any evidence, yet made public unconfirmed. The Chairman and entire officers of ICPC must be deeply sad and embarrassed also that their decent organisation was used for such a shameful publicity against an innocent man. Only few organisations and persons stood and waited to verify the claims.

“Nigeria is evil. The Minister that claimed to have instructed ICPC, when she only cashed into already ongoing investigation must now be ready to explain to world. We still demand, provide the details of the government authorities he allegedly collaborated with, provide the account and amount allegedly traced to Dbanj’s account. This is to say big thank you to Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN and my Learned Senior Barr. Babs for the leadership. Special thanks to all officers of ICPC for treating Dbanj kindly through his stay. Dbanj, chop life.”