Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti has reacted to the arrest of his colleague D’banj by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
D’banj was arrested by the ICPC operatives on Tuesday, December 6 and made to surrender himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
The 42-year-old is being accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project.
Reacting to the development in the comment section of media personality Daddy Freeze’s Instagram post on Wednesday, Seun Kuti stated that the Nigerian entertainment industry is a scam for money laundering.
He wrote: “We have always said there is no way they are doing anything as politicians without the active connivance of the leading blacks! So na today we know say Nigerian entertainment na scam for money laundering?”
On arrival, D’banj was subjected to a prolonged interrogation session after which he was detained. His plea for administrative bail was, however, rejected by officials who said the ‘Olivia Twist’ singer could not be trusted to attend his trial if granted bail.
It was also gathered that ICPC might approach the court on Wednesday for an extended remand order to enable the agency complete its investigation before charging the musician to court.
In 2020, a rape allegation brought against him by a woman named Seyitan Babatayo.