D’banj released from custody over lack of evidence – lawyer provides fresh update

A new update surrounding the arrest of D’banj (the Koko master) has it that he has been released from the custody of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, ICPC, the musician’s lawyer has said.

“The ICPC released D’banj… after the agency could not find anything incriminating on him,” his lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi said in a statement issued to the press.

After it was discovered that millions of cash intended to help unemployed youths launch enterprises had gone missing, D’banj was detained earlier this week on fraud-related charges.

The musician, whose real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, turned himself in and claimed to be the program’s brand ambassador.

President Muhammadu Buhari introduced the N-Power project in 2016. However, a lot of grant recipients have been whining for months about not getting their money.

“Billions of naira” were diverted, according to a statement released on Wednesday by Nigeria’s anti-corruption organizations.

D’banj’s lawyer said it was an “embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation [was made] against a public figure without any evidence”.

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