The lawyer representing Oladapo Oyebanji popularly known as D’banj, has demanded the immediate release of his client, saying that the artiste does not have a hand in the allegations levelled against him by independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
Barrister, Pelumi Olajengbesi has also appealed to the country’s National Assembly to wade into the matter as soon as possible.
He also challenged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to reveal the identities of the persons the singer allegedly colluded with.
ICPC had on Wednesday issued a statement indicting the artiste, saying he was detained over an alleged diversion of N-Power funds.
He was accused of conniving with some corrupt government officials to divert hundreds of thousands of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, to address youth unemployment and increase social development.
The why me crooner, alongside the corrupt government officials, were said to have introduced ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the funds, and the monies were later traced to accounts associated with the singer.
Part of the statement read: “We, in the same vein, reiterate that D’banj has no such access nor colluded with any government officials over any dubious transaction. The very allegation is a nightmare that must be dissipated by an assertion of the truth of D’banj’s unimpeachable innocence.”