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Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Obi Cubana released after 24 hours in EFCC custody

By Our Correspondent

Obi Cubana, the Abuja-based business mogul, has regained his freedom — after spending about 24 hours in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Onwumelu Valentine, the businessman’s friend and colleague, announced this via his Instagram page on Tuesday evening.

“Thank u Jesus!! @obi_cubana is free. We gat Jesus!!! . Dis Dance is for all my fans. I love u all,” he wrote.

The 46-year-old nightlife promoter also confirmed his release in a terse post via his Instagram page, saying he remains “unbroken.”

“Okpataozueora! I love you all! Unbroken #manoftheyear2021,” he wrote.

It is understood that he was released on administrative bail.

The anti-graft commission had on Monday grilled the 46-year-old socialite for alleged money laundering and tax fraud.

The development has continued to elicit different reactions, as many Nigerians — including celebrities –registered their views on social media platforms.

2Baba, Peter Okoye, Ubi Franklin, and Cubana Chief Priest earlier joined other celebrities to demand the release of the socialite using the hashtag #FreeObiCubana.

Abba Bichi, son of Yusuf Bichi, the director-general (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), also described Cubana as “a man of dignity”.

The entrepreneur has featured in comedy skits and snagged numerous recognition.

He had earlier revealed why he threw a lavish funeral ceremony in honour of his late mother and also defended his open display of wealth.