Nigerian socialite and celebrity bar man, Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu better known as Cubana Chief Priest has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC.
According to officials, the agency has arrested the socialite on charges of money laundering and tax fraud. The celebrity bar man was detained at the Lagos airport on Thursday, but anti-graft officials kept quiet about it due to pressure from his acquaintances and family, who warned the incident could complicate conditions for others suspected of being involved in the alleged racket.
According to Peoples Gazette, Mr Okechukwu’s detention has made it impossible for him to respond to birthday congratulations from his over four million Instagram followers, as only his wife is allowed to see him in custody.
As of Saturday night, it was unclear when he would be allowed bail or how much information officials had been able to extract from him. “The matter is still under investigation,” an anonymous source claimed.
Recalls last year 2022, Obi Cubana was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering.
The Anambra-born club owner, was grilled at the headquarters of the EFCC at Jabi, Abuja, by operatives of the commission.
The businessman was arrested for cases bordering on alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
A source said, “Obi Cubana was arrested and brought to the EFCC headquarters on Monday afternoon over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud. He is being grilled by detectives as we speak.”