The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission arrested and detained popular Nigerian singer Oladapo Oyebanji, also known as D’banj, on Tuesday.
WITHIN NIGERIA previously reported that the singer was accused of defrauding the Nigerian government out of hundreds of millions of naira earmarked for the N-Power project.
According to reports, D’banj allegedly conspired with some government officials to add ghost beneficiaries to the scheme’s payroll.
Following reports that D’banj colluded with government officials, some Nigerians on Twitter have demanded that the ICPC reveal the names of the officials involved in the alleged fraud.
See some reactions of Twitter users following the detention of D’banj:
Idris wrote; “Bro! They said D’banj and some govt officials diverted money. They mentioned D’banj’s name but didn’t mention any govt officials. Government officials are now “Unknown Fraud Men” UFM.”
TC said; “By the time ICPC is done investigating N-Power account not only D’banj will be arrested. Besides N-Power, all other programmes should be investigated.”
Mark Dasouze wrote; “What of the government officials involved? What are their names and have they been detained?”
Sunny Alex stated; “I don’t support any diversion of what should be for the benefit of others if that is it. But what about those in public offices, who claimed to be civil servants but are evil servants that have been diverting our resources to enrich their pockets?”
Penking also stated; “If D’banj is convicted, it will prove that most Nigerian celebrities are funding their glamorous lifestyle with fraud. No hit song for two decades, no concerts or one boring skit with 1000 views but you are buying house in Banana Island. You must be Jesus Christ of our time.”
Alaku Blessing Uche said; “The government officials no get names again.”
Samuel Oamen wrote; “So was it only Dbanj that diverted N-POWER funds, where are those top Govt. officials that aided him in the diversion?. Nigeria my Country I hail.”