D’banj arrested: ICPC gives reason for action


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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) confirmed on Wednesday the arrest and detention of Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo otherwise known by his stage name D’banj.

According to a ICPC statement obtained by The Herald, D’banj was arrested and detained over the investigation of fraud associated with the N-Power Programme.

The ICPC said it had invited about 10 persons over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud who have been granted administrative bail after their detention.

It said that several invitations to D’banj to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.

The N-Power is a scheme established by President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th June, 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and empowerment, and help increase social development.

“In line with its mandate, the Commission had received numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira following the approval and release of such funds to the beneficiaries by the Federal Government.

“Many N-Power beneficiaries had complained over the non-receipt of the monthly funds in spite of payment by the Government,” the commission said.

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