The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday, grilled the Chairman, Cubana Group of Companies, Obi Iyiegbu.
It was gathered that the popular socialite was grilled over his alleged link to the illegal narcotic business.
Sources told The PUNCH that Iyiegbu was quizzed for about five hours at the Abuja headquarters of the NDLEA but was later released in bail.
The interrogation was reportedly related to suspicious payments made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria and India.
“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.
“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,” said a source.
Cubana was allowed to go home in order to bring back some documents in a future date fixed for more grilling.
When contacted NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, refused to comment.
An aide to the socialite, Chioma Nwachukwu, also refused to comment on the matter when she was contacted.
“There is no comment on the matter now,” she said.