D’Banj Speaks Out About Alleged Involvement In Fraud Activity In Nigeria
Nigerian music star D’Banj has broken his silence hours after reports went wild that he has been arrested in his home country in a case relating to fraud.
In a post on Instagram, the Kokomaster revealed he has assisted the commission with all the information they require and he is confident they can unravel the truth.
“Global thank you to the world. I was invited on an ongoing investigation in ICPC. I have assisted the commission with all I know and I am confident in their capacity to unravel the truth. I have no business with fraud, all I do is chop life. I was released on self-recognition because nothing was seen or found on me. God bless you all my people.”
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, reports went viral that the artist had been arrested over allegations of fraud after millions of dollars meant to help unemployed youths start businesses was reported missing.
Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies said in a statement on Wednesday that “billions of naira” had been diverted.
More than two million Nigerians aged between 18 and 35 have benefited from the N-Power scheme since it was launched, according to the government.
At least 280bn Naira ($629m; £516m) was distributed in 2019 to beneficiaries who started small businesses, the authorities said.
Ten other people, as well as D’banj, are being investigated, the anti-corruption agency said.