The ICPC arrested the singer for alleged fraud related to the N-Power program. In a statement on Friday, D`banj’s lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said the self-proclaimed master Koko had been released after admitting himself.
Singer D`Banj said he had nothing to do with the scam after he was released on Friday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crimes Commission (ICPC).
Olajengbesi noted that the singer cooperated with the Commission during the investigation.
However, he did not specify whether the anti-corruption agency issued an administrative bail to his client.
Hours after his release, D`Banj wrote on his Instagram account:
“Global thanks world. I have been invited to participate in an ongoing investigation at CPIC.
I helped the commission with everything I knew and trusted in their ability to uncover the truth.
“I have nothing to do with fraud, all I do is to chop life. I was released after admitting myself because nothing was seen or found on me. God bless all my people.
N-Power is a program established by President Muhammadu Buhari on June 8, 2016 to combat unemployment and empower young people as well as help enhance social development.
According to its terms of reference, the Commission said it had received numerous petitions related to the embezzlement of N-Power funds amounting to billions of naira after the Federal Government approved and transferred the funds, to the beneficiaries.
Many N-Power beneficiaries have complained about not receiving their monthly payments despite government payments.