Obi Iyiegbu, also known as Obi Cubana, the owner of a nightclub, has described his suspected contacts with drug traffickers as unpleasant, claiming it made him feel sad.
According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently interrogated the socialite for hours regarding suspicious payments placed into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria, and India.
However, the NDLEA allegedly permitted him to return home to get papers that would be given to the agency at a later date.
In an interview with media personality Ifedayo Olarinde, nicknamed Daddy Freeze, the socialite spoke about his meeting with the anti-drug agency, saying he felt low being tied to drug traffickers.
He stated that the invitation from the NDLEA reached him since he has always fought against drug trafficking.
He said, “While growing in life, people must face some challenges, and I am facing mine at the moment. I was in detention for four days and three nights. I did not feel bad because I knew the agency would do a thorough job and if I was cleared, I would be allowed to go because it was not a witch hunt.
“However, linking me to a drug issue made me feel low. It is repulsive because it is something I had made a covenant to never support, invest in or be part of. Getting the invitation from the NDLEA got to me because it is something I have always fought against. It destroys generations, and my children could also become victims. I was told someone paid money into my account, and I believe the agency, which I feel is a responsible one, would make their findings known to the public once they are done with their investigation.”
It should be noted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arrested the socialite previous to his interaction with the NDLEA for alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
He was released from custody after a few days.