Obi Iyiegbu, also known as Obi Cubana, the proprietor of a nightclub, has described his suspected links with drug dealers as ugly, claiming they made him feel terrible.
According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) interrogated the socialite for hours recently on suspicious payments made into Cubana’s account by three convicted drug dealers from Malaysia, Nigeria, and India.
However, the NDLEA reportedly permitted him to return home in order to obtain documents that would be handed to the agency later.
In an interview with media celebrity Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, the socialite discussed his meeting with the anti-drug agency and how he felt low being associated with drug dealers.
He stated that he accepted the offer from the NDLEA 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 recalled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had detained the socialite previous to his encounter with the NDLEA for alleged money laundering and tax evasion.
He was released from custody after a few days.