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Singer Dbanj Arrested, Detained In Abuja On Fraud Allegations



Popular Nigerian singer Dbanj, with the real name Dapo Oyebanjo, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Premium Times reports that the top music star was forced to surrender himself at their headquarters in Abuja on December 6, 2022, after he was finally cornered.

It was also gathered that Dbanj had been ignoring summons to defend fraudulent claims against him for many weeks and claiming to be outside the country on concerts.

The music star 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 Dbanj 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.

According to Premium Times, after Dbanj had failed to honour his summons for months, the ICPC moved to arrest him anywhere, whether home or abroad, eventually leading to him surrendering himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

The singer’s plea for bail was also rejected after he was subjected to a long interrogation. It was said that he could not be trusted to show up at his own trial if his bail was granted.

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