Nigerian singer D’banj has been arrested for stealing government money meant for poor youths and his fans. He was detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for his role in money embezzlement and laundering for N-Power beneficiaries.
D’banj was said to have been working with some top government officials to steal money meant to be paid to genuinely approved N-Power beneficiaries.
Numerous fake N-Power accounts created and linked to bank accounts owned/operated by D’banj were allegedly discovered.
It was also reported that the ICPC had been inviting the Koko Master for interrogations but he had failed to honor them.
The N-Power scheme was a program set up by Buhari to address the issue of unemployment among the youth by providing some form of training which comes along with a monthly payment of 30,000 Naira.
It was reported that D’banj who is now behind bars, will be charged to court and might face going to jail for fraudulent diversion of funds amongst other charges that might come up.