On Thursday, the Chairman of the Cubana Group of Companies was interrogated for almost five hours at the NDLEA’s Abuja headquarters before being released on bail and instructed to return at a later date.
Sources told PUNCH that three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria, and India placed dubious funds into Cubana’s account.
The NDLEA and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have now expanded their investigation into Cubana and his business network on the suspicion that he is involved in the narcotics trade.
“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.