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D’banj arrested by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency

Popular Nigerian artist Oladapo Oyebanji, popularly known as D’banj, has been arrested over alleged fraud.

In a tweet on its official handle, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) confirmed the arrest of the musician over allegedly fraudulent activities associated with the N-Power Programme - a government scheme set up to address youth unemployment and empowerment.

The ICPC says it is investigating claims by N-Power beneficiaries who say they have not received monthly funds despite payment by the government, alleging a diversion of money worth “billions of Naira”.

The agency said about 10 people had been invited by the ICPC over the last few months to answer questions in connection with the alleged N-Power fraud, and had been granted bail after their detention.

Several invitations sent to Mr Oyebanjo to appear before a team of investigators were ignored, the body said.

Representatives for Mr Oyebanjo have not yet commented.

D’banj is a Nigerian Afrobeat star and entrepreneur with many hit songs, awards and brand endorsements under his belt.




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