The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a socialite Obinna Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana.
Obi Cubana arrested and he is being questioned at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. He arrived at the EFCC office around noon on Monday.
Although details of allegations against the Anambra-born tycoon are still sketchy, a source told Channels Television that his case borders on alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren said he was yet to be briefed on the development.
Earlier in the year, Obi Cubana made headlines and trended on social media following a lavish burial ceremony for his late mother in the South East state.
Obi Cubana Biography & Business
Obi Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana, is a Nigerian nightlife entrepreneur, show promoter, real estate businessman, philanthropist, show-off master & founder/CEO of Cubana Group.
Obi Cubana Biography?
Obi Cubana was born on the 12th April 1975 into the family of the Iyiegbu Clan. He’s the fourth child and the last son of his parent.
Growing up, he went to Central Primary School for his First School Leaving Certificate. He then further processed to Dennis Memorial Grammar School for his West Africa Secondary School Certificate.
Obi Cubana Business:
A few of his establishments include;
• Rolex Hotels – Lagos
• Cubana Leisure Outfits
• Pablo Cubana – Lagos
• Crave Cubana – Abuja
• Grand Cubana Hotels – Abuja
• Opium Cubana – Owerri
• Cubana Night Clubs – Lagos.
According to the report, he’s currently working on the new outlet in Dubai and expanding into the real estate business.
Obi Cubana Wife
Obi is married to Ebele Iyiegbu, better known as Lush Eby, who is a lawyer by profession.
Obi Cubana Children
Obi and Ebele were blessed with four kids who are all boys.
Singer David Adeleke aka Davido is a strong ally of the popular Cubana ‘brothers’ and he has shown support for Obi Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana, who was recently picked up by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The music star took to his Instastory channel with a photo of the nightlife entrepreneur and accompanied it with a short caption praising him.
Nigerians React After The Arest:
Funny enough, even if obi is innocent, government na bad belle. They are always jealous of citizens thriving. That’s why we say KEEP THINGS LOWKEY. Make village people no catch use.
I wonder why Elon musk or some billionaire in other countries ain’t having this same issue.
They are suppressing Abba kyari case and very quick to clap on every South East person that springs up. The problem is south East themselves. So divided.
EFCC pls don’t come and spoil my birth month for me with the rubbish wahala…u people should allow this beautiful family to be.
Na which govt or company office Obi Cubana d work b4 EFCC d go afta him sef. Dis country don dabalu finish o! I just d wait to enta Biafra or Oduduwa cuz naija na fail state.
EFCC should live him alone oo,they we live the right people to catch and be chasing shadows is obi Cubanna a politician.
Parts of the problem we have in Nigeria are from bloggers, misused words, wrong sentences and speeches, change of words and all, you people should stop looking for smoke where there’s is no fire.
To be careful of what exactly? To be careful of enjoying his wealth or what? Is he the only flashy wealthy man? He’s just being targeted for no reason. My friend go and sit down!!
Obi Cubana mmanwu ndi iro u will come out victoriously because small time the storm will be over.
UPDATES: 02/11/21 Celebrated socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu aka Obi Cabana, who spent his first night with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja yesterday, is set for release on administrative bail any moment from now.
A source close to the case, confirmed that the socialite had been granted bail but was yet to perfect the conditions attached to the bail for his release.
“Yes, he has been granted bail but he is yet to meet the conditions for his release,” the official told Vanguard on the phone on Tuesday afternoon.
A top source explained that although the anti-graft agency plans to prosecute Cubana for sundry economic and financial offences, the trial would not commence any time soon.