Following his Friday release from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), singer D’Banj asserts that he has no connection to fraud.
The musician had been held by the ICPC due to suspicions of fraud with the N-Power Program.
D’banj’s attorney, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said in a statement on Friday that the self-described Koko Master was released on self-recognition. The artist cooperated with the Commission throughout its probe, according to Olajengbesi. He did not specify, though, whether the anti-graft organization had granted administrative bail to his client.
D’Banj said on his Instagram account a few hours after his release from ICPC custody, “Global thank you to the world. I was invited on an ongoing investigation in ICPC. I have assisted the commission with all I know and I am confident in their capacity to unravel the truth.
“I have no business with fraud, all I do is chop life. I was released on self-recognition because nothing was seen or found on me. God bless you all my people.”
President Muhammadu Buhari launched the N-Power program on June 8, 2016, with the goal of addressing youth unemployment, empowering them, and fostering social progress.
In accordance with its mandate, the Commission reported that it had received several complaints regarding the misappropriation of N-Power monies totaling billions of naira after the Federal Government approved and released such payments to the beneficiaries. Numerous N-Power beneficiaries had expressed dissatisfaction about not receiving their monthly payments, despite the Government having made them.