The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, has arrested popular businessman and socialite Obinna Iyiegbu also known as Obi Cubana for alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
The Oba, Anambra-born celebrity Club owner arrived the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja, at about noon on Monday and is currently being interrogated by operatives of the commission.
Full details of his alleged crime against were sketchy as of press time, a source disclosed that his case borders on alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
The source said:
“Obi Cubana was arrested and brought to the EFCC headquarters on Monday afternoon over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud. He is being grilled by detectives as we speak.”
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said he has not been briefed on the development.
Obi Cubana made headlines in July when he hosted a flamboyant burial for his mother in Oba, Anambra State, in which over 200 cows were reportedly killed.
The lavish display of wealth set tongues wagging with many Nigerians wondering about his source of wealth.
Several celebrities, business people and politicians turned out in large numbers for the funeral, including disgraced and suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari who has been indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, in case involving Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.