Alleged diversion of N-Power millions: ICPC releases popular singer D’banj

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has released singer D’banj after almost 72 hours in custody.

The Koko master was released Friday with the condition that he might be summoned at a later time by the Commission.

The singer’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, explained D’banj cooperated with the Commission during its investigations.

Olajengbesi stated the pop star was released on self-recognition, but didn’t confirm if he was on administrative bail.

“Nothing incriminating was found on him. He was released on self-recognition. Right now, we expect the ICPC to give a letter of clearance to D’banj because, as we have always said, he is innocent of the charges brought against him,” he said.

D’banj was arrested and detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday.

He was accused of fraudulently diverting millions earmarked by the federal government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.

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