NPower News Today 8, December 2022 – Dbanj Arrested for Diversion of NPower Fund
The news reaching us today is that the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has arrested a popular Nigerian singer, Oladapo Oyebanji, known as D’banj, over alleged dthe iversion of N-Power funds that runs in millions.
It was reported that D’banj collaborated with some government officials to divert funds meant to pay the N-power beneficiaries.
At the time of this publication, the Afro singer is currently detained at the ICPC Headquarters in Abuja.
GoldenNewsNg gathered that D’banj was arrested and detained on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a source from the anti-graft agency confirmed that D’banj was arrested and detained after ICPC operatives threatened that he would be arrested anywhere in the world if he failed to show up.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that though D’Banj had earlier been invited for questioning on several occasions, the singer did not show up, claiming that he was out of the country for concerts
The source said;
“Our investigation shows that D’banj colluded with some government officials to infuse ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme. With this, the stipend paid to those ghost beneficiaries is directly paid to bank accounts linked to the singer.
“On arrival, he was interrogated for hours after which he was detained and his plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials, for lack of trust.”
According to source, the official statement would soon be released concerning the issue. However, the report confirmed that D’Banj would be arraigned in court this week, for an extended remand order to enable further investigation before finally charging him to court.