Paid bloggers out to ruin me, I owe nobody, neither arrested —D’Banj
on-line news making the rounds that D'Banj has been arrested on the orders of a court in Lagos for not appearing before it on Wednesday over a case allegedly filed against him by an undisclosed person he purportedly owed a huge amount of money has been denied by his manager.
Speaking exclusively to R on Friday morning, Danku, together with one of the publicists of the “Feeling The Nigga” rave, Tee J, denied the arrest, saying that D'Banj does not have any court case,, neither does he owe anyone as being spread by a section of the media from a particular region of the country.
He said it was now obvious that the set of journalists who were bent on dragging his artiste's name in the mud have been hired by some of D'Banj's business partners to create a diversion from their culpability in ruining D'Banj's caller tune business and desperately want to stop the musician from going public with the details of the failed business.
“As I speak to you, D'Banj is not in Nigeria. He left for Washington DC, United States, on Wednesday for a show organised by the World Bank. It has come to our notice that such ugly stories are only published when D'Banj is not in Nigeria. He travelled on Wednesday and this arrest story went viral on Thursday. That has been the trend. We know those who plant these stories. They are close to D'Banj. But the truth is that D'Banj has gone into a business deal with some people who eventually ruined his business. When he decided to arrest these guys, they resorted to using some compromised bloggers and print media men to attack him. Professionally, these guys should have sought D'Banj's views, but they didn't do that.
“I am happy that a reputable media house, Tribune, has done what is right. A section of the media is out to scandalise D'Banj. This has been going on for a long time, but D'Banj will not be distracted with the cooked-up stories of these compromised people. My artiste does not owe anybody and neither was he arrested by policemen as reported months ago.
“The picture of his arrest that was posted months ago is actually the picture of D'Banj with his paid-for officers. It was used to create the impression that they were arresting D'Banj, while, in actual fact, it was one of the many pictures that D'Banj had taken with lots of people. The officers are D'Bnaj's men, period.
“Rather than come to apologise to the guy for ruining his company, these losers are running all over the media houses spreading false stories about D'Banj so that he won't have time to prosecute them for ruining his business”, Danku said.
Danku, Kay Switch and Jimmy are going to join D'Banj in US after the election.