On Thursday, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency invited socialite Obi Iyiegbu, also known as Obi Cubana, to testify about his alleged involvement in the illegal narcotics trade.
According to reports, Iyiegbu, the Chairman of the Cubana group of companies, was interrogated for about five hours at the NDLEA’s Abuja headquarters before being granted bail and asked to return at a later date.
Three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria, and India allegedly made suspicious payments into Cubana’s account.
The NDLEA and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have now expanded their investigation into Cubana and his business network on the suspicion that he is involved in the drug trade.
“Around 9 a.m., Obi Cubana arrived at the NDLEA office and answered questions for several hours before being granted bail at 2 p.m. He may be a drug lord, according to reports. Money was deposited into his account by some convicted drug dealers.
“Three of these payments have been established.” One of those who paid money into his account was convicted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; another was convicted in New Delhi, India; and a third was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and convicted in 2017, all of whom paid money into Cubana’s account,” according to a source.
The socialite was given permission to return home in order to gather documents for presentation to the NDLEA.