Socialite and chairman of the Cubana group of companies , Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as obi Cubana, was on Thursday, 13th of January thoroughly questioned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for an alleged link to the illegal narcotic business.
It was reported that Obi Cubana was under investigation for about five hours at the Abuja headquarters of the NDLEA before he was granted bail and asked to return at a future date.
It was said that suspicious payments were traced to have been made into Obi Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.
The NDLEA and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have further widened the probe into Cubana and his business network , based on the premise that he may be involved in drug business.
The monies in question run into millions of dollars, the equivalent of billions in naira”, a source told Gnbnews
NDLEA Media Director, Femi Babafemi refused to provide any information on the probe when contacted on Friday.
“No comments, no comments”, he said.
Asked to confirm if Obi Cubana will return for questioning, Babafemi reiterated: “Again, no comment”.
Obi kept a low profile for many years until last year’s high-octane burial for his mother in Oba town, Anambra.
The Cubana boss maintains he made money from a contract to furnish houses and another from the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), a unit under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Obi was accused of being a “picker” for internet fraudsters, one of the reasons adduced when he was questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in November 2021.
According to report some of obi Cubana’s associates who have also been questioned include; Pascal Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest ; and the Chairman , Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money