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NDLEA Questions Socialite, Obi Cubana For Allqeged Drug Links

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Popular Socialite, Philanthropist and Chairman of Cubana group of companies, Obi Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana was on Thursday January 13 quizzed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for an alleged link to the illegal narcotic business.
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Popular Socialite, Philanthropist and Chairman of Cubana group of companies, Obi Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana was on Thursday January 13 quizzed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for an alleged link to the illegal narcotic business.

Obi Cubana was interrogated for about five hours at the Abuja headquarters of the NDLEA before he was granted bail and asked to return at a future date.

The philanthropist who has been in the nightclub business since 2006, made 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.

Sources says that suspicious payments were made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.

It was further gathered that operatives of the NDLEA and the Economic and Financial Crimes Comission, EFCC, have now widened the probe into Cubana and his business network, based on the suspicion that he may be involved in the drug business.

The source 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.”

Some of Obi Cubana’s associates who have also been queried include Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest and the Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money.

Cubana is reportedly expected to present some documents to NDLEA on their next meeting.

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