D’banj released from custody over lack of evidence – lawyer

D’banj was arrested earlier this week on allegations of fraud after millions of dollars meant to help unemployed youths start businesses were reported missing.

Koko master as known, born Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo has claimed to be the brand ambassador for the scheme and turned himself in.

The N-Power initiative was launched in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

But many beneficiaries have complained for months that they were not receiving their grants.

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies said in a statement on Wednesday that “billions of naira” had been diverted.

D’banj’s lawyer said it was an “embarrassment to the entire country that such a huge allegation [was made] against a public figure without any evidence”.

The anti-corruption agency is yet to respond to the BBC’s request for comment.