The musician had been held by the ICPC due to suspicions of fraud with the N-Power Program.
D’banj’s attorney, Pelumi Olajengbesi, said in a statement on Friday that the self-described Koko Master was released on self-recognition. The artist cooperated with the Commission throughout its probe, according to Olajengbesi. He did not specify, though, whether the anti-graft organization had granted administrative bail to his client.
“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,” wrote the singer on the caption of an Instagram post hours after his release.
Prior to D’banj’s detention and release, it was reported that he had been summoned to appear before the ICPC, but he had ignored all invitations, which led to the ICPC tracking him down and making him come with them. President Muhammadu Buhari launched the N-Power program on June 8, 2016, with the goal of addressing youth unemployment, empowering them, and fostering social progress.
In accordance with its mandate, the Commission reported that it had received several complaints regarding the misappropriation of N-Power monies totalling billions of naira after the Federal Government approved and released such payments to the beneficiaries. Numerous N-Power beneficiaries had expressed dissatisfaction about not receiving their monthly payments, despite the Government having made them.