Controversial Nigerian media personality, Daddy Freeze, has caused reactions over his subtle comment on the arrest of a certain Nigerian celebrity.
This comes a few hours after Nigerian singer, D’banj was arrested for fraud by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission, (ICPC).
Dbanj, was arrested on Tuesday after ICPC operatives closed in on him, forcing him to surrender himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
The agency accused the pop star of fraudulently diverting hundreds of millions of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project, an empowerment program set up by the Nigerian government in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.
In a post shared on Instagram, Daddy Freeze who didn’t mention D’banj’s name pointed out the similarity between a certain celebrity’s action and what many Nigerians accuse politicians of doing.
He wrote: “A Nigerian celeb has been called out for allegedly doing what we accuse politicians of doing… Over to you guys…”.
The comment sparked mixed reactions from Nigerians as some questioned him over the fear of mentioning D’banj’s name while others claimed that the Nigerian entertainment industry is synonymous with fraud.
agugambino1 wrote: “It was alleged and yet to be proven before a court. So let wait and see”
yusufabdulakeem2022 wrote: “Why you dey fear to mention name?”
bigbirdkuti wrote: “We have always said there is no way they are doing anything as politicians without the active connivance of the leading blacks! So na today we know say Nigerian entertainment na scam for money laundering?”
theluckylife10 wrote: “How the country wann take better, after y’all will be blaming on the politicians”
onayama85 wrote: “Daddy Freeze, na mistake! He didn’t know it was fraud. Ah, ah! Someone cannot play with you guys again? How do you expect someone like Dbanj, the one time peace ambassador to be involved in a criminal act?”
saviton_homes_and_properties wrote: “Na the koko be that. That’s why most naija celebrities don’t speak up against bad government”
omaattahgg wrote: “They only criticize when they have not gotten the opportunity or have not gotten to that level.When it favors one in Nigeria is CONNECTION,but if it doesn’t,CORRUPTION”
dafeycruz wrote: “But dis isn’t supposed to be something new, we all know Nigerian celebs and their flamboyant lifestyles are mostly funded by politicians and money laundering”
desmond_odolokor wrote: “@daddyfreeze a lot of this celebrity are into fraud, they use the entertainment industry to cover up”
beautifuluchy wrote: “Daddy freeze we know the celeb o lol, damage control on its way.”