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NDLEA Remains Silent As Obi Cubana Faces ‘Drug Money’ Probe Weeks After EFCC Invitation

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The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) is investigating Obi Iyiegbu a.okay.a. Obi Cubana over his alleged reference to drug lords.

Following an invite, the 46-year-old businessman offered himself on the Abuja headquarters of the company on Thursday.

He reportedly arrived on the Company’s headquarters at 9am and was stored for interrogation till round 2pm.

Sources mentioned he was requested a number of questions on his ties with some drug offenders.

The Chairman of Cubana Group was grilled over funds paid into his firms’ accounts by convicted sellers from India, Malaysia and Nigeria.

One of many drug lords was convicted in Kuala Lumpur, one other in New Delhi, India.

The third was nabbed on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos and convicted in 2017.

Obi responded to the brokers’ inquiries and was requested to offer paperwork, together with financial institution statements.

Within the occasion that he fails to take action, our sources say the NDLEA might subpoena the monetary establishments concerned.

The Anambra-born magnate was granted bail and is predicted to return for additional interrogation at a later date.

“The monies in query run into thousands and thousands of {dollars}, the equal of billions in naira”,

A supply advised RexGists

NDLEA Media Director, Femi Babafemi refused to offer any info on the probe when contacted on Friday.

“No feedback, no feedback”,

he mentioned.

Requested to verify if Obi Cubana will return for questioning, Babafemi reiterated: “Once more, no remark”.

Obi stored a low profile for a few years till final yr’s high-octane burial for his mom in Oba city, Anambra.

The Cubana boss maintains he made cash from a contract to furnish homes and one other from the Pipelines and Product Advertising Firm (PPMC), a unit below the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC).

Obi is accused of being a “picker” for web fraudsters, one of many causes adduced when he was questioned by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) in November 2021.

Days after honouring the invitation, operatives busted Valuable Ofure Omonkhoa for a purported bitcoin funding rip-off.

Valuable when apprehended within the Ikoyi space of Lagos, allegedly posed as Moshem Cnich – a Swedish – to defraud victims, together with two in Canada.

“The suspect confessed to have laundered the proceeds by buying a bit of land price $150,000 by way of bitcoin from CASA-Cubana, a mission being run by the Cubana Group”,

mentioned EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.

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