The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has broken it’s silence on the alleged arrest of a socialite, Obi Cubana
The agency confirmed that billionaire businessman, Obi Cubana is in its custody.
However, the anti-graft agency clarified that Obi Cubana, whose real name is Obinna Iyiegbu was not arrested but was invited by the agency.
DAILY GIST had reported that the billionaire businessman, Obi Cubana was grilled by the anti-graft agency for alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
It was learnt that Obi Cubana arrived at the office of the commission in Abuja on Monday afternoon and was being questioned by operatives of the anti-graft agency
Speaking to BBC Pidgin, the anti-graft agency revealed that the businessman was not arrested as widely reported by many newspapers.
The EFCC stated that the socialite was invited two weeks ago but only showed up yesterday, 1st November.
“We did not arrest Obi Cubana. We had invited him over to our office two weeks ago, which he only showed up yesterday around 11am in our office at Wuse Zone 6 Abuja”
They also noted that they were investigating Obi Cubana for evasion of tax by the Cubana Group with money laundering and abuse of the naira in public places.
It wasn’t clear if the abuse of naira charges was related to the spraying of money that happened during the burial of his mother this year.
Obi Cubana made headlines a few months ago when he buried his mum in a lavish and ostentatious manner.
He trended on social media following a lavish burial ceremony for his late mother in the South East state.
His rise to fame has also seen him feature in comedy skits recently
The reports of the arrest of billionaire businessman, Obi cubana on social media and news platforms sparked serious conversations amongst Nigerians.