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Entertainment - Celebrity Gist - Gossips Updated: December 07, 2022

Singer D'Banj Arrested Over Fund Diversion

By Sydney Elike
December 07, 2022
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Veteran singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.k.a. D'banj has been arrested and detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged fund diversion of millions of N-Power funds in collaboration with some government officials.

Per a Punch report, the 'Fall in Love' crooner is currently being held at the  ICPC Headquarters, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

An anonymous source within the agency who spoke with the news outlet confirmed D'banj's arrest, disclosing that it took place on Tuesday.

According to the source, the artiste was apprehended after ICPC operatives forced him to surrender following threats that he would be arrested anywhere in the world if he failed to show up.

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It was also revealed that D’Banj had earlier been invited for questioning on several occasions but failed to show up, claiming that he was out of the country for scheduled concerts.

“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”, the source shared.

Noting that an official statement would soon be released concerning the matter, the source added 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 to answer to the allegations.

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