Sequel to the arrest and detention of a popular musician, Mr. Daniel Oladapo (D’banj) by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and released three days after no concrete evidence was presented against him, he has threatened to sue the Commission.

In a statement by his legal representative, the Managing Partner Law Corridor, Pelumi Olajengbesi Esq, said after 72 hours of unfair detention and false allegation against D’banj, the ICPC on Friday afternoon released the popular singer.
He said, “It is instructive to note that the ICPC released D’banj on self-recognition after the agency could not find anything incriminating on him.

“Nigerians must be told the truth that D’banj is clean and have no criminal or fraud record. It’s, however, an embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation of N900 million fraud against a public figure without any evidence.

“The ICPC Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN) and the entire officers of the 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 organisations and persons stood and waited to verify the claims. This form of media trial is evil.”

The statement further reads that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who claimed to have instructed the ICPC to detain D’banj must now be ready to explain to the world the money traced to his account and the amount. We still demand that the minister provide the details of the government authority D’banj allegedly collaborated with and provide the account and N-power funds allegedly traced to D’banj’s account.

“This is an injustice and upon the instruction of our client, we may head to court to seek redress, a public apology and a compensation from the ICPC. The detention of D’banj is an injustice having that the ICPC found nothing incriminating traced to his innocent personality.”

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