By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nigerian music star, Dapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, has called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to carry out its investigation thoroughly and asked the public to resist the urge to buy into media sensationalism.
D’banj stated this in a statement issued by his legal adviser, Maryam El-Yakub Musa, on Wednesday.
He said it has become crucial to make a statement for clarity and set the records straight.
D’banj lamented that the media has been awash with reports of him being in ICPC’s custody over unestablished allegations of fraud.
“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.
“For the record, D’banj has no such contractual or incidental relationship whatsoever with any group or persons within or outside the government in relation to the disbursement, operations, access or control of the operation of any government fund through an agency or its subsidiaries.
“D’banj has encouraged the commission to carry out its investigation thoroughly to ensure that characters attempting to bring him into such ridiculous activities must be brought to book,” the statement read.
Recall that ICPC had earlier on Wednesday confirmed the arrest and detention of D’Banj, over investigation into fraud associated with the N-Power programme.