Obi Cubana, drug lords in India, Malaysia in narc business transaction

January 14, 2022
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Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana guested in at the NDLEA headquarters on Thursday to face hours of interrogation.

A narcotic business link has been traced to the chairman of Cubana Goup, a chain of club in Lagos, Abuja, Imo, Rivers, and Enugu.

He was however granted bail later, but expected to return with some documents.

The Thursday interrogation came after the NDLEA followed the money to Iyiegbu’s accounts.

No fewer than three sources earlier convicted for drug trafficking, deposited money into the club owner account.

“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; and a third person that was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and convicted in 2017, also paid money into Cubana’s account,” the Punch quoted an NDLEA source.

Obi Cubana started unravelling after his mother died, and he had to throw the most extravagant funeral party in Nigeria’s recent history.

The media storm that followed the event forced the 46-year-old to explain the source of his wealth read like a version of rag-to-riches story: from NYSC service to estate business and club ownership.

The EFCC was the first to invite him a long-running interaction over suspicion of financial malpractices, including tax fraud.

There has been no official information concerning his latest ordeal from the NDLEA—and even the Cubana Group.

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