Superstar musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
According to Premium Times, the “Koko Master” was forced to surrender himself at ICPC’s headquarters in Abuja on December 6, 2022, after he was finally cornered.
D’banj is being accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of thousands of naira from the government meant to empower youths under the N-Power project.
It was alleged that D’banj had connived with corrupt government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the funds. The monies were later traced to accounts associated with the singer.
N-Power Fraud: Reactions Trail Arrest Of D’banj
Brand Spur Nigeria reports that several reactions have continued to trail the arrest of D’banj.
While some Nigerians find it hard to believe the news, others wondered why it took the anti-corruption agency so long to arrest the music star for a crime committed in 2016.
Brand Spur Nigeria captured some of the reactions, see below
These are allegations until proven in a law court. No media trial please.
May the truth prevail and may God restore.
— Mic 6:8; I Tim 6:6. (@WAdediran) December 7, 2022
We have always said this, that this so called musicians, content creators are use conduit for politicians & civil servants for money laundering and frauds.
— Prestige (@oke_olabode) December 7, 2022
Nahhhh…. Can't believe this yet
— Ofresh Entertainment (@ofreshentng) December 7, 2022
IF this is true, it took ICPC 6yrs to arrest him? When it comes to politicians & celebrities our justice system become as slow as tortoise, but a student was swiftly thrown into prison some days back for "insulting the First Lady"
— Raymond (@Raymond65557727) December 7, 2022