Anybody that steals should be jailed – Daddy Showkey reacts to D’Banj’s arrest over N-Power fraud
Nigerian reggae star, Daddy Showkey says he feels no sympathy or pity for any person, either celebrity or politician who is found guilty of theft or fraud.
The seasoned singer stated this while reacting to the arrest of popular afropop singer, D’banj by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC).
It was reported that the award-winning ‘Koko Master’ was detained by the ICPC on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 over alleged N100 million N-power fraud.
Daddy Showkey, in an Instagram live session with Daddy Freeze advocated for people to be sent to prison for stealing irrespective of their status in society.
He noted that celebrities are also human beings who are capable of committing crimes which should not be swept under the carpet.
The veteran singer recounted a time that a friend was arrested for stealing and the person reported to him expecting some intervention.
He was furious over the fact that politicians engaging in corrupt practices and still go scot free while the people who should be calling for their prosecution end up hailing the political leaders.
Watch him speak below:
Meanwhile, it was gathered that operatives of the commission closed in on D’Banj and he was left with no choice than to surrender himself at its headquarters in Abuja.
The media executive is alleged to have diverted thousands of naira earmarked by the federal government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up in 2016 to address youth unemployment.
Sources said the self-styled ‘Koko Master’ had refused to honour summons for weeks, and claimed that he was overseas due to scheduled concerts each time he was invited to appear for interrogation over fraud allegation.
According to Investigators, D’Banj and some government officials colluded to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of N-Power.
They said the stipend meant for the ghost beneficiaries of the scheme are then redirected to accounts that have now allegedly been linked to the singer.
Following D’Banj’s failure to show up for interrogation despite multiple invitations, the ICPC launched a manhunt for him with the intention of apprehending the pop star either in Nigeria or abroad. This forced the musician to make himself available at the agency’s head office in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday.
It was also gathered that anti-graft agency subjected D’Banj to a prolonged interrogation session after he arrived and consequently detained him. His plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials who said the musician could not be trusted to attend his trial if released on bail.