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Obi Cubana arrested by EFCC over money laundering, tax fraud



Obinna Iyiegbu a.k.a. Obi Cubana

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested popular Nigerian billionaire, Obinna Iyiegbu a.k.a. Obi Cubana.

The renowned socialite and entrepreneur is being interrogated over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud.

It was gathered that Obi Cubana arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Jabi, Abuja around noon on Monday.

When contacted, the Head of Media of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren said he could not comment on the situation yet.


Obi Cubana came to limelight during the burial of his mother in Afor Uzo, Oba town in Anambra State which dominated social media for weeks.

Several celebrities and politicians graced the event including the embattled ex-leader of the Inspector-General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari. Kyari later described the club owner as a “good friend”.

Many critics such as activist, Deji Adeyanju, have questioned Obinna Iyiegbu’s wealth.

His popularity has also seen him feature in a number of comedy skits on social media.


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