EFCC Keeps Obi Cubana For Two Days Now, Passport Seized
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the passport of Obinna Iyiegbu, alias Obi Cubana, a popular socialite and businessman who was arrested on Monday for alleged money laundering and tax fraud, has reportedly been taken by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
It was learned that his travel document had been seized in order to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation.
The anti-graft agency interrogated the Anambra-born social media influencer for the second day on Tuesday at its Abuja, Jabi headquarters, according to checks.
“Obi Cubana has not been released,” a source said, “and he is still having quality sessions with investigators for alleged money laundering and tax fraud involving millions of naira.”
“He will be released when he has satisfactorily responded to all questions relating to his involvement in various illegal deals. As part of investigation, his travel document has been temporarily seized pending the conclusion of investigations.”
Wilson Uwujaren, an EFCC spokesman, acknowledged that the suspect is still in jail, but said he had no information on the passport seizure.
Meanwhile, the EFCC’s Uyo Zonal Command detained 20 alleged online fraudsters in three different locations in Calabar, Cross River State, on Tuesday as part of a sting operation.
Others were caught near Ikot Ene Obong 8 miles and Ekorimim Housing Extension, while others were arrested at Parliamentary Extension.
Sylvester Lucky, a 30-year-old car dealer from Yala LGA in Cross River State; Samuel Uwanikone, 20, from Sapele in Delta State; Samuel Olofu, 21, from Benue State; Christopher Apuya, 20, from Obudu LGA in Cross River State; Esiso Mathew, 22, from Sapele in Delta State; Eyare Ernest, 20, from Boki LGA in Cross River State; Pedro Nsokedinam, 25, from Ukanafan
At the time of their arrest, two Mercedes Benz C300, a Lexus 300 car, a Toyota Corolla and two Toyota Camry cars, over 10 laptops, several mobile phones and wrist watches were recovered from them.
A statement by the EFCC spokesman said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.