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Just In: ICPC, police clears D’banj of N-Power fraud, rape

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Popular singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, has been cleared of rape and N-power fraud allegations by the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, respectively.

In separate documents exclusively obtained by our correspondent on Friday, the police and the anti-graft agency gave the singer a clean slate in separate clearance reports upon completion of investigations with incontrovertible outcomes on the innocence of the singer.

In an affidavit deposed by Toheeb Lawal of Abuja-based law firm, Law Corridor, before District Court of Abuja, wherein the reports of the NPF investigation, and clearance from the ICPC were exhibited and marked exhibits A and B, the legal practitioner averred that the police and the ICPC cleared the singer of rape and fraud allegations.

Society Reporters reports that in 2020, the singer was accused of rape and the Inspector General of Police ordered an investigation into the allegation.

In a report dated November 14, 2023 with case number CR:3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/SEB/T.1/VOL 18/284, and signed by ACP YY Abubakar of the Special Enquiry Bureau at the Force Criminal Investigations Department at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the police said the matter was investigated but there was no evidence to substantiate the claim.

The report read in part, “The allegation was investigated.

The complainant, witnesses and suspects made their statement. Investigation was extended to the Glee Hotel Lagos, where the staff on duty on the date of the alleged incident, made their statement.

“The management and staff of the Glee Hotel averred that the first suspect was not seen in the hotel on the date of the alleged incident, neither was he given a spare key to gain access to any room in the hotel, where the complainant lodged, and they have only one key to each room, which completely debunked the allegation of the complainant. The management of the hotel also held that it had no record to show that complainant checked into the hotel as a guest on the alleged date and she did not at any time, raise alarm, complain or report any indecent, assault or rape.

“There is no medical report on the victim to ascertain that she was raped. 4There is no adduced facts and corroborative evidence to substantiate the allegation of rape against the suspect. Prima-facie offences of Indecent Assault, Rape and Intimidation is not made out.

“However, the complainant, through her counsel, Ojoge, Omileye & Partners, submitted a later dated 17th July, 2020, to the DIG Force CID, to voluntarily withdraw the petition and discontinue the investigation.”

Also, sometimes late 2022, the ICPC accused D’banj of diversion funds associated with the N-Power Programme of the Federal Government.

However, after its investigation, the ICPC said that D’banj was not guilty of any fraud allegation. In a response to an inquiry, the commission cleared D’banj of any infraction on the matter.

The clarification was dated November 29, 2023 with document number ICPC/OPS/SDD/SPT.LG/31/23.

“The commission investigated issues of fraud in the administration of the N-POWER Scheme where Mr Daniel Oladapo Oyebanjo’s name came up. However, there was no prima-facie case of fraud against him.

“Kindly be advised that Mr Daniel Oladapo Oyebanjo is not under investigation with the Commission for any fraud-related offence,” the ICPC clearance partly read.

D’banj’s lawyer, in his deposition filed before the Chief District Court of the Federal Capital Territory at Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, also averred that the singer was never a government official and never had any access to government funds and that the N-power campaign he supported was free and was never paid a penny by anyone or the government.

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MISS IBADAN PAGEANTS AND AWARDS GRAND FINALE SET TO HOLD IN IBADAN

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The ADERONKE OMO DAIRO FOUNDATION (AOD) is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Miss Ibadan grand finale event, set to take place on Saturday 3rd of August 2024 at SOPHIA EVENT PLACE, Joke plaza besides trans amusement park,Bodija Ibadan. This spectacular evening will showcase the grace, talent, and poise of our exceptional finalists as they compete for a LAND PROPERTY in Ibadan with other amazing prizes.

 

The grand finale promises to be an unforgettable evening of glamour and excitement, featuring dazzling performances, stunning outfits , and impressive talent displays. Attendees can expect a night filled with elegance, entertainment,Award presentation and inspiration as we celebrate the achievements and dedication of our contestants throughout this prestigious competition.

 

“This is the second edition of the competition and as we have shown exceptional talent, grace, and determination in the previous edition , we are increasing the tempo this year” said AOD, The Queen Mother Miss Ibadan . “The grand finale is the culmination of months of hard work and preparation, and we are excited to see who will be crowned our next Ibadan Beauty Queen ”

 

The event will also feature special guest performances, celebrity judges, and opportunities for attendees to mingle with pageant royalty and industry insiders. Guests should look forward to a red carpet reception, photo opportunities, and a chance to witness the crowning moment live.

 

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Join us for an evening of glamour, talent, and inspiration at theMiss Ibadan 2024 grand finale. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Olamide rejected N100 million I gave him for a verse – Tiwa Savage

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Popular songstress, Tiwa Savage has disclosed that Olamide rejected N100 million for a verse in her song.

Tiwa in a post on her Instagram page on Wednesday, explained that Olamide, the owner of the YBNL record label, rejected the money after his management billed her.

She noted that Olamide didn’t charge her because of his knowledge of the hardships that female artistes face in the music industry.

Speaking on their sibling-like bond, Tiwa appreciated the rapper for exhibiting his helpful and caring personality towards her.

“I was talking to his management, I did not want to talk to him directly because he would want to do it for free. I was willing to pay and his team charged me N100m. When Olamide asked them who the artiste was, he just said NO. He won’t take it.

“He said I’m his sister and he knows how difficult it is for a woman to make it in the industry. And guess what? He gave the verse for free. Good people exist and Baddo is one,” she said.

 

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#CHIVIDO2024: GAC Motors gift Davido, Chioma new SUV on wedding day

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A leading automobile company, GAC Motors has gifted award winning artiste, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, and his newly-wedded wife, Chioma, with a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle.

GAC Motors disclosed this in a video shared on Instagram on Tuesday.

The caption read, “GAC Motor Nigeria Gift Davido & wife a brand new GAC Motor 2024 GN8 MPV as a wedding gift.

“#davido #thechefchi Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈🍾 on behalf of the Chairman CIG MOTORS GROUP – CHIEF DIANA CHEN.”

The white SUV with the tag CHIVIDO was unveiled on Tuesday, after the couple received blessings from their parents at their wedding in Lagos.

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