ICPC Releases Dbanj After 72 Hours In Detention

After almost 72 hours in custody, famous singer and songwriter Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has been released by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

PREMIUM TIMES learnt he was released on Friday afternoon and that the ICPC might summon him later.

His lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, told this newspaper that the singer cooperated with the Commission during its investigation.

Mr Olajengbesi said D’banj was released on self-recognition but didn’t confirm if the ICPC granted the singer administrative bail.

He also said the ICPC didn’t trace any evidence of fraudulent activity to the singer. That claim could however not be independently verified at this time.

“Nothing incriminating was found on him. He was released on self-recognition. Right now, we expect the ICPC to give a letter of clearance to Dbanj because, as we have always said, he is innocent of the charges brought against him,” the lawyer said.

PREMIUM TIMES however learnt that two Nigerian banks have submitted voluminous financial statements to the anti-graft agency in relation to the matter.

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