Admin l Friday, December 9, 2022
LAGOS – Nigeria’s iconic singer, Daniel Oladapo better known as D’Banj is talking tough following the decision by the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC to continue to hold on to him incommunicado.
The musician, through his lawyers, Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers said that the musician is ready to cooperate with ICPC to the extent of the law adding that till date the ICPC has found nothing incriminating against him, wondering why the ICPC continue to hold on to him.
According to him, investigations of the commission have between the 6th and 7th of December 2022 thoroughly examined D’banj’s honest and straightforward answers to all its inquiries to the mutual satisfaction of the commission and his legal representatives.
“D’banj has dutifully cooperated with the commission in the course of their investigation and demonstrated a shared zeal to help the commission make its impassioned and honest findings on the matter as he is interested in clearing his name as well”, the lawyer said.
He said that by Wednesday, they were informed that the musician will be released as matter of course having found nothing incriminating on him and therefore no ground for his continued detention.
“However, the chairman of the commission was required to sigh off on his immediate release before it could he effected”, adding that it never happened. He said D’banj’s team was also at the ICPC on Thursday waiting for the order from above which they said never came.
“While holding on to the sustained hope that D’banj will not somehow become the victim of targeted blackmail or faceless malice from certain quarters with perhaps vested interest in his down fall, we want to assure the general public and the commission that by implication, we are ready and willing to cooperate to the extent of the law that makes for the finding of the truth in this matter which we take quite seriously”, he said adding that the musician has no access to such fund as alleged and did not collude with any government officials in the dubious transaction.
He said that the very allegation remains a nightmare that must be dissipated by an assertion of the truth of Dbanj’s impeachable character.