D'banj's Lawyer Issues A Statement Following The Singer's Arrest And Detention.

2 months ago834 views

Legal counsel to Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D'banj, has released a statement following the singer's detention by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

ICPC revealed today, Dec. 7, that it had detained D'banj over its investigation into allegations of diversion of funds for the N-Power Programme.

In a statement on Wednesday, Assistant Team Head, Litigation, Law Corridor, Maryam Musa, said D'banj and his management do not engage in business dealings "unless they are legitimate, properly documented and obtainable in law."

The lawyer, however, acknowledged the ongoing ICPC investigation of the alleged diversion of N-Power funds.

Musa added that though Dbanj was officially invited by the ICPC in respect of the investigation a month ago, he sent letters through his attorneys to the Commission regarding his schedule in South Africa and promised to visit the Commission when he returned.

See the complete statement below.

PUBLIC NOTICE

DBANJ ENCOURAGES ICPC TO DO ITS INVESTIGATION AND CAUTIONS AGAINST MEDIA TRIAL

The media is awash with reports of Oladapo Oyebanjo (Dbanj) in ICPC custody with regards to unestablished allegations of fraud for which it has become crucial to make the following statement for the purpose of clarity and to set public records straight.

1. It is instructive to state foremost that the report concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Daniel Oladapo Oyebanjo is misconceived, malicious and prejudicial to the justice system anywhere in the world and we would advise that the general public be well guided.

2. We acknowledge the fact that the ICPC is currently investigating allegations of diversion of N-POWER funds as already stated by the Commission and we continue to hold the expectation that the Commission will stay the course of professionalism in this matter.

3. For the record, D'banj has no such contractual or incidental relationship whatsoever with any group or persons within or outside government in relation to the disbursement, operations, access or control of the operation of any government fund through an agency or its subsidiaries.

4. Emphatically and as a matter of policy, Dbanj and his management do not engage in business dealings unless they are legitimate, properly documented and obtainable in law.

5. Dbanj was officially invited by the ICPC in respect of the investigation a month ago, however, he sent in letters through his Attorneys to the Commission in respect of his schedule in South Africa and promised to visit the Commission when he returned.

6. On Monday Dec. 5, 2022, D'banj freely and of his law-abiding accord went to the Commission at about 2pm immediately he arrived Abuja. The Officers of the Commission advised that he returned the following day as it was late for any interview on said Monday.

7. D'banj returned to the Commission the following day being Tuesday Dec. 6, 2022 as earlier agreed and voluntarily submitted himself to the Commission to make their inquiry and investigation.

8. D'banj has encouraged the Commission to carry out its investigation thorough

ADD a REPLY to this post...

Replies(6)

LawyerLast activity 2 months ago

All I know is that there is no smoke without fire. ICPC will not be naming a celebrity in an alleged fraud if they don have tangible evidence. I suspect there are high-powered govt officials involved since the commission cannot mention their names but can mention dbanj.

Those behind the scheme have assured dbanj the fire will be quelled shortly hence the boldness of his lawyers releasing a statement so brands will not disown him. Some fools here were saying 100 million nairas na chicken change to dbanj. If you have worked in a bank, you will realize many of these celebs don't have cash savings commensurate with their public status.

They live and spend by the day. In the end, the case will die a natural death like the case of the accountant general, abba kyari, which is off the radar. Who knows if kyari is cooling off with his family in Maiduguri while mumu Nigerians believe they are languishing in jail? Abba kyari is yet to be dismissed from the force. Hence his monthly salary is still paid, and his boys are still giving him returns based on their agreement.

Release Dbanj!!!!

Add a comment...

Lol, 100 million is not chicken change to D’banj. When last was he booked? What concert has he performed in? What birthday party?

LawyerLast activity 2 months ago

Is that how ICPC is inviting everyone to their offices to answer questions on issues involving fraud? All this na lawyer grammar. I pity all these small boys and girls that look up to this so call celebrities as role models, remember Hushpuppi used to have thousands of followers on social media

LawyerLast activity 2 months ago

Which one be 'the general public be well guided?' Im chop money or im no chop money? That is the million-dollar question!

LawyerLast activity 2 months ago

Nigeria and a lot of people enjoy terrible news more than good ones. Bad belle people everywhere.

That's the Koko

LawyerLast activity 2 months ago

Is he out or is he locked up? So na our money him use dey buy gold chains.

D'banj's Lawyer Issues A Statement Following The Singer's Arrest And Detention.

LawyerLast activity 2 months ago

We don hear. Everyone na thief for nigeria

ADD a REPLY to this post...

Recommended Topics


g/Dating & Relationshp

1696 followers

Last activity 2 days ago


g/Lagos

198 followers

Last activity 36 minutes ago


g/Life

1163 followers

Last activity 4 hours ago


g/Davido

1342 followers

Last activity 5 days ago


g/Police

563 followers

Last activity 3 days ago

Gist.am Rules