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NDLEA grills socialite, Obi Cubana, for alleged drug links

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The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company on Thursday grilled socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly generally known as Obi Cubana, for his alleged hyperlink to the unlawful narcotic enterprise.

It was reported that Iyiegbu, who’s the Chairman, Cubana group of corporations, 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.

Impeccable sources informed our correspondent that suspicious funds have been made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug sellers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.

Operatives of the NDLEA and the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee 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.

“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.

“We’ve got been capable of set up 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,” stated a supply.

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The socialite was allowed to go dwelling as a way to get some paperwork which might be offered to the NDLEA.

Cubana 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.

The occasion attracted a number of entertainers and famend politicians from throughout the nation together with embattled Nigerian tremendous cop, Abba Kyari. Different entertainers that graced the occasion include- Davido, D’banj, Kcee, Poco Lee and Ubi Franklin/ The visitor record additionally had Nollywood stars and early callers like Kanayo O. Kanayo, Alex Ekubo and Williams Uchemba.

However the spotlight of the occasion was the ostentatious show of wealth as evidenced by the donation of about 400 cows to Cubana in addition to the ‘naira rain’.

In what appeared like a bid to outdo each other, Cubana’s associates sprayed him with bundles of recent naira notes. In one of many movies that went viral, two friends have been seen having a playful money battle as they threw wads of cash at one another, whereas different friends laughed.

In one other viral video, wads of N50, 000 are thrown at Cubana whereas he juggles them like a soccer. The occasion grew to become essentially the most talked about occasion of 2021 because it trended on social media for a number of months. After the funeral, Cubana continued to indicate off his wealth, posting pictures of his journeys to unique places on non-public jets.

As his movie star standing blossomed, he was honoured by a number of dignitaries. In October final yr, he was a visitor on the Nigerian Military Useful resource Centre to launch a ebook titled, ‘ Management Rules for Junior Commanders within the Army’ authored by Col. Chukwu Obasi.

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