NDLEA questions Obi Cubana over suspicious payments from drug dealers
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday invited socialite, Obi Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana) over his alleged link to illegal narcotic business, according to reports.
The chairman of Cubana Group of Companies was grilled for about five hours at the Abuja headquarters of the NDLEA before he was granted bail and asked to report back at a future date.
Source revealed that NDLEA beamed its searchlight on Cubana when it detected that suspicious payments were made into his bank account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.
Last year, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also invited Cubana for questioning, and reports have it that operatives of NDLEA and that of EFCC Are Intensifying probes into Cubana and his business network based on the premise that he may be involved in drug dealings.
An NDLEA source was quated to have said “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,” the source said.
Cubana who has been in the nightclub business since 2006, grabbed international headlines last July when he organised a lavish funeral for his mother, Ezinne Iyiegbu, in Oba, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State.
The event attracted several entertainers and renowned politicians from across the country including embattled Nigerian super cop, Abba Kyari.
Other entertainers that graced the event include- Davido, D’banj, Kcee, Poco Lee and Ubi Franklin.
The guest list also had Nollywood stars and early callers like Kanayo O. Kanayo, Alex Ekubo and Williams Uchemba.
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