The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has arrested and jailed singer Oladapo Oyebanji, often known as D’banj, for reportedly working with some government officials to add ghost beneficiaries to the N-Power scheme’s payroll in order to steal cash.
Our correspondent confirmed his arrest and custody on Wednesday.
Since his arrest, some Nigerians have called on the ICPC to also name the government officials who they claim were complicit in the alleged fraud.
Mark Dasouze, a tweep, posed the question, “What about the government officials involved? What are their names, and were they ever taken into custody?
Another Twitter user going by the handle TC predicted that not just D’banj will be detained by the time the ICPC finished looking into the N-Power account. All other programs, besides N-Power, should be looked at.
Bro!” Idris tweeted. They claimed that D’banj and a few government employees stole money. D’banj’s name was mentioned, but no government officials were. Officials in the government are now “Unknown Fraud Men” (UFM).
“If that’s all, I oppose any divergence from what ought to be done for the good of others. Yet what about individuals who hold public office but falsely represent themselves as civil servants, stealing from us to line their own pockets? Alex Sunny tweeted.
In a tweet about celebrity lifestyles, Penking stated that if D’banj is found guilty, it will demonstrate how most Nigerian celebrities pay for their luxurious lifestyles through fraud. You haven’t had a number one song in twenty years, you haven’t attended any concerts, and your only dull sketch has gotten 1000 views, but you’re still buying a mansion in Banana Island. You have to be the modern-day Jesus Christ.