Obinna Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, popular socialite, last night remained in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) more than 24 hours after he was invited by the anti-graft agency.
The businessman was arrested on Monday, November 1, several reports claimed he was released on Tuesday, November 2.
But a report by The Punch newspaper claims the Anambra-born socialite is still in the custody of the commission in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
The report also revealed that operatives of the EFCC have confiscated the passport of Obi Cubana, who is being held for alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
It was gathered that the seizure of his travel document was to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation.
A source quoted in the report said:
“Obi Cubana has not been released, he is still having quality sessions with investigators over alleged money laundering running into millions of naira and tax fraud.
“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.”
Reports of Obi Cubana’s release may have been fuelled by an Instagram post he made on Tuesday, November 2.
The businessman typed his full chieftaincy title with the hashtag #Manoftheyear2021 and wrote: “I love you all.”