Human Rights lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on Friday slammed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over the three-day detention of famous singer, Oladapo Oyebanjo, commonly called Dbanj.
Newsbreak.ng had reported how D’Banj was accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of millions of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for the N-Power scheme, an empowerment programme set up in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.
In a social media post shortly after his release on Friday afternoon, his lawyer, Olajengbesi, said the manner in which D’Banj was subjected to media trial was “an embarrassment to the entire country”, especially as he is “an innocent man”.
“D’Banj released on self recognizance after ICPC could not find anything incriminating on him. He is clean,” Olajengbesi wrote on Facebook, with an accompanying picture of him and D’Banj.
“It is an embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation of 900m Naira without any evidence, yet made public unconfirmed.
“The Chairman and entire officers of ICPC must be deeply sad and embarrassed also that their decent organisation was used for such a shameful publicity against an innocent man.
“Only few organizations and persons stood and waited to verify the claims. Nigeria is evil.
“The Minister that claimed to have instructed ICPC, when she only cashed into already ongoing investigation must now be ready to explain to world.
“We still demand, provide the details of the government authority he allegedly collaborated with, provide the account and amount allegedly traced to Dbanj’s account.
“This is to say big thank you to Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN and my learned Senior Barr. Babs for the leadership.
“Special thanks to all officers of ICPC for treating D’Banj kindly through his stay.
“Dbanj, chop life!”