The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed that singer D’banj born Oladapo Oyebanjo is in its custody.
ICPC spokesperson Azuka Ogugua in a statement on Wednesday said the musician is being held on allegations of diverting N-Power programme funds.
According to Ogugua, the investigation followed numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira.
She said many N-Power beneficiaries had complained over the non-receipt of the monthly stipends in spite of payment by the Federal Government.
“About 10 persons have been invited by the ICPC over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud, and have been granted administrative bail after their detention,” the statement said.
“Several invitations to Oyebanjo to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.
“Oyebanjo turned in himself and was taken into custody at the ICPC Headquarters on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, and is currently assisting the investigators to unravel the circumstances of the fraud allegations by the petitioners.
“The investigation will be all-encompassing and also be extended to other collaborators of the fraud and the banks where the beneficiaries’ accounts are domiciled.”
The ICPC said the press release became necessary to set the record straight in view of the reports awash in the media.