Alleged drug links: NDLEA interrogates Obi Cubana

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On Thursday, January 13th, 2022, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) interrogated the chairman of Cubana group of companies, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, over his alleged link to narcotics.

According to reports, Obi Cubana was granted bail and asked to return at a future date after he was grilled for about five hours at the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja.

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Sources cited by The PUNCH claimed Cubana’s probe comes in the wake of suspicious payments made into his account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.

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Regardless, further reports also say Cubana and his business network is probed based on the premise that he may be involved in the drug business.

One of the sources said, “Obi Cubana arrived at the NDLEA office around 9am and responded to questions for some hours before he was granted bail at 2pm. There are suspicions that he may be a drug kingpin. Some convicted drug dealers paid funds into his account.

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“We have been able to establish three of such payments. 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 while a third person that was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and convicted in 2017, also paid money into Cubana’s account.”

 

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