Popular socialite Obi Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana, was interrogated by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday, January 13, for an alleged connection to the illegal narcotics business.
Punch reports that Cubana was interrogated for about five hours at the NDLEA's Abuja headquarters before being granted bail and told to return at a later date.
According to the news outlet, three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria, and India put suspicious payments into Cubana's account.
It was also learned that NDLEA and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives had expanded their investigation into Cubana and his business network, based on the suspicion that he may be involved in the narcotics trade.
A source told the publication: “Obi Cubana arrived at the NDLEA office around 9 am and responded to questions for some hours before he was granted bail at 2 pm.
"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 who paid money into his account was convicted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; another one who was convicted in New Delhi, India also paid money into his account while a third person who was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and convicted in 2017, also paid money into Cubana’s account."
Cubana is likely to provide some documents to the NDLEA at their next meeting, according to reports. Punch reached out to Cubana's aide, Chioma Nwachukwu, and she said: “There is no comment on the matter now."