D’banj, a singer, was apprehended and arrested for fraud (Details)

Oladapo Oyebanji, better known by his stage name D’banj, has been detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

 

The musician was apprehended and detained on Tuesday after ICPC agents surrounded him and forced him to turn himself in at the organization’s headquarters in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively reveal.

 

Insiders claimed that D’banj had evaded summonses for weeks by stating that he was abroad for scheduled concerts each time he was asked to show up for an interrogation regarding a fraud allegation.

 

The singer is charged with defrauding the Nigerian government of hundreds of naira intended for the N-Power project, an empowerment initiative launched by the Nigerian government in 2016 to combat youth unemployment and advance social development.

 

Investigators contend that D’banj conspired with some tainted government representatives to add fictitious beneficiaries to the scheme’s payroll. Then, the beneficiaries receive payments into accounts that are now purportedly connected to the pop star.

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