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NDLEA Grills Obi Cubana, over Alleged Linking and amalgamating with drug sellers. Read Full News About Obi Cubana Below.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday grilled socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly often known as Obi Cubana, for his alleged hyperlink to the unlawful narcotic enterprise, The News Media has learnt.

The information media experiences that Iyiegbu, Cubana group of corporations, was grilled for about 5 hours on the Abuja headquarters of the NDLEA earlier than he was granted bail and requested to return at a future date.

Impeccable sources advised our correspondent that suspicious funds have been made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug sellers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.

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Operatives of the NDLEA and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have now widened the probe into Cubana and his enterprise community based mostly on the premise that he could also be concerned within the drug enterprise.

“Obi Cubana arrived at the NDLEA office around 9am and responded to questions for some hours before he was granted bail at 2pm. There are suspicions that he may be a drug kingpin. Some convicted drug dealers paid funds into his account.

“We have been able to establish three of such payments. One of the persons that paid money into his account was convicted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; another one that was convicted in New Delhi, India; also paid money into his account while a third person that was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and convicted in 2017, also paid money into Cubana’s account,” stated a supply.

The socialite was allowed to go dwelling with a purpose to get some paperwork which might be introduced to the NDLEA.

Cubana who has been within the nightclub enterprise since 2006, grabbed worldwide headlines final July when he organised a lavish funeral for his mom, Ezinne Iyiegbu, in Oba, Idemili South native authorities space of Anambra State.

The occasion attracted a number of entertainers and famend politicians from throughout the nation together with embattled Nigerian tremendous cop, Abba Kyari. Other entertainers that graced the occasion include- Davido, D’banj, Kcee, Poco Lee and Ubi Franklin/ The visitor checklist additionally had Nollywood stars and early callers like Kanayo O. Kanayo, Alex Ekubo and Williams Uchemba.

But the spotlight of the occasion was the ostentatious show of wealth as evidenced by the donation of about 400 cows to Cubana in addition to the ‘naira rain’.

In what appeared like a bid to outdo each other, Cubana’s associates sprayed him with bundles of latest naira notes. In one of many movies that went viral, two company have been seen having a playful money battle as they threw wads of cash at one another, whereas different company laughed.

In one other viral video, wads of N50, 000 are thrown at Cubana whereas he juggles them like a soccer. The occasion grew to become probably the most talked about occasion of 2021 because it trended on social media for a number of months. After the funeral, Cubana continued to point out off his wealth, posting images of his journeys to unique areas on non-public jets.

As his celeb standing blossomed, he was honoured by a number of dignitaries. In October final 12 months, he was a visitor on the Nigerian Army Resource Centre to launch a guide titled, ‘ Leadership Principles for Junior Commanders in the Military’ authored by Col. Chukwu Obasi.

He additionally constructed a church, The Good Shepherd Anglican Church in his hometown late final 12 months.

When questions in regards to the supply of his wealth started to crop up, Cubana advised the BBC that he got here to Abuja for his National Youth Service Corps programme in 1999 and served on the National Assembly.

He stated he went into the true property enterprise the place he acquired a contract to furnish homes. The socialite added that he acquired a contract with the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company and later ventured into the hospitality sector the place he has made billions of naira.

The 46-year-old has since opened branches of Cubana membership in about 5 states together with Imo, Lagos, Rivers, Enugu and Abuja. But the authorities weren’t happy together with his clarification.

Cubana, who had hitherto saved a low profile, subsequently grew to become a topic of investigation by the Nigerian authorities.

In November 2021, he was detained by the EFCC for 3 days as a part of investigations into alleged cash laundering, tax fraud and different monetary crimes earlier than he was launched with a situation that he would proceed to report again for questioning.

Other associates of the socialite who’ve been questioned by the authorities for his or her flamboyant way of life embody: Pascal Okechukwu, popularly often known as Cubana Chief Priest; and the Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money.

The Spokesman for the NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, refused to remark when The News Media sought his response on Thursday.

An aide to the socialite, Chioma Nwachukwu, nevertheless, refused to touch upon the matter when she was contacted by The News Media.

“There is no comment on the matter now,” she merely stated.


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