Anambra billionaire businessman and Nightclub proprietor, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly generally known as Obi Cubana was on Thursday January 13 grilled by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for an alleged involvement in unlawful narcotic enterprise.
Punch reported that Obi Cubana 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.
Sources advised the publication that suspicious funds have been made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug sellers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.
It was additional gathered that 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.
The supply advised the publication;
“Obi Cubana arrived on the NDLEA workplace round 9am and responded to questions for some hours earlier than he was granted bail at 2pm. There are suspicions that he could also be a drug kingpin. Some convicted drug sellers paid funds into his account.
“Now we have been able to establish three of such funds. One of many individuals that paid cash into his account was convicted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; one other one which was convicted in New Delhi, India; additionally paid cash into his account whereas a 3rd person who was arrested on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos and convicted in 2017, additionally paid cash into Cubana’s account.”
Cubana is reportedly anticipated to present some paperwork to NDLEA on their next assembly. When Obi Cubana’s aide, Chioma Nwachukwu was contacted by Punch, she stated;
“There is no comment on the matter now.”
The socialite 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.
He disclosed how he made his cash throughout an interview with BBC Pidgin months in the past. In line with him, he got here to Abuja for his Nationwide Youth Service Corps programme in 1999 and served on the Nationwide Meeting.
The 46-year-old stated he went into the real property enterprise the place he obtained a contract to furnish homes. The socialite added that he obtained a contract with the Pipelines and Product Marketing Firm and later ventured into the hospitality sector the place he has made billions of naira.
He has since opened branches of Cubana club in about 5 states together with Imo, Lagos, Rivers, Enugu and Abuja.
A few of Obi Cubana’s associates who’ve additionally been grilled embrace Pascal Okechukwu, popularly generally known as Cubana Chief Priest; and the Chairman, 5 Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money.