D’banj has been cleared by police of rape and N-Power fraud charges.

The Nigeria Police Force and the Independent Commission for the Punishment of Corrupt Practices have cleared singer Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, of rape and N-Power fraud allegations.

The police and the Anti-Corrupt Practices Commission cleared the artist in separate clearance reports upon completion of the investigation, according to a report in Punch. In an affidavit filed before an Abuja District Court by Toheeb Lawal of the Abuja-based law firm Law Corridor, which attached the Nigerian police investigation report and the ICPC clearance report as Exhibits A and B, the lawyer said the police and ICPC had cleared the singer of rape and fraud by They claim that the allegations were exonerated.

In 2020, the singer was accused of rape and the Inspector General of Police ordered an investigation into the allegations, in a report dated November 14, 2023, Case No. CR:3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/SEB/T.1/VOL 18/284, ACP YY of the Special Investigation Bureau, Police Criminal Investigation Department at Police Headquarters in Abuja Signed Abubakar, the police said the matter was investigated but there was no evidence to substantiate the allegations.

‘The allegations were investigated. The complainant, a witness, and a suspect gave statements. The investigation was extended to the GREE HOTEL Lagos, where staff working on the day the allegations were made gave statements.

The management and employees of the GREE Hotel completely denied the complainant’s allegations, testifying that the primary suspect was not seen at the hotel on the day of the incident, was not given a spare key to access any of the hotel rooms where the complainant stayed, and only had one key for each room.

Hotel management also stated that there were no records indicating that the complainant checked into the hotel as a guest on the alleged date, and that at no time did she raise an alarm, file a complaint, or allege that she had been subjected to indecent assault or rape

Nor is there a medical report to confirm that the victim was raped. There are no facts or supporting evidence to substantiate the allegations of rape against the suspect. No charges of indecent assault, rape, or intimidation were made.

However, the complainant, through the law firm of Ojoge, Omilaye & Partners, submitted a letter to DIG Force CID dated July 17, 2020, voluntarily withdrawing the charges and discontinuing the investigation.

Also in 2022, ICPC accused D’banj of diverting funds related to the federal N-Power program. However, upon investigation, the ICPC stated that D’banj did not commit any alleged fraud.

After an investigation, the ICPC said D’banj did not commit any alleged fraud. The explanation is dated November 29, 2023, and the document number is ICPC/OPS/SDD/SPT.LG/31/23

The Commission investigated the issue of irregularities in the operation of the N-POWER scheme and named Daniel Oladapo Oyebanjo. However, there was no prima facie case of fraud against Mr. Daniel Oladapo-Oyibanjo. Please be advised that Daniel Oladapo-Oyibanjo is not under investigation by this committee for any fraud-related offense,” the ICPC informed.

In an affidavit filed with the Supreme District Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, D’banj’s lawyer stated that D’banj was never a government official, never used government funds, the N-power campaign he supported was free, and not a penny from anyone or the government He stated that he was never paid a penny by anyone or the government

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