The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has threatened Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana to give vivid details of illicit payments into his account as it commences investigation into his links with drug money or he would not be left off the hook.
Though the NDLEA has refused to officially comment on the case against Iyiegbu who has Cubana Club in five locations – Imo, Lagos, Rivers, Enugu and Abuja.
It was gathered from a source close to the anti-narcotics agency that the socialite has a case to answer and is still not yet off the hook.
A source who preferred anonymity, said: “Definitely we have a case against Obi Cubana but we are still laying the background for the case to know what next step to adopt.”
Iyiegbu, who is the Chairman, Cubana group of companies, was initially invited to the headquarters of NDLEA in Abuja for questioning on Thursday and after spending about five hours during which he was interrogated he was allowed to leave without any charges levelled.
It was gathered that the case against Iyiegbu was in connection with some suspicious payments allegedly made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.
The investigation against Iyiegbu may not be by the NDLEA alone but made in collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as it has to do with “illicit” financial transactions, according to the source.
On Thursday, he was said to have arrived at the NDLEA office around 9am; and interrogated till about 2pm when he was allowed to leave.
Reports have it that the NDLEA has established three of such illicit payments, with one of the persons that paid money into his account was convicted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; with another convicted in New Delhi, India; and the third payment made by someone arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and convicted in 2017.