[NEWS] EFCC releases Obi Cubana, to face future court trial

Top #businessman, #Obinna #Iyiegbu aka Obi Cabana, on #Thursday
night left the #headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes
#Commission after spending three nights with #investigators who #grilled him on alleged #tax #fraud, #currency #abuse and #money laundering.

Spokesman for the #EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed late on
Thursday that #Cubana had been released from its #custody.

He had been held and interrogated since Monday afternoon when he honoured an invitation from the anti-graft agency but the details of his alleged offences has not been made public as at the time of his being admitted to administrative bail, It was not clear what the
businessman finally did to meet the conditions of his release.

But there are indications that the businessman would be summoned
in future to defend himself in court over issues bordering on currency
abuse, tax fraud and money laundering based on what a top source called ‘verified business transactions’.

It will be recalled that the EFCC had on Monday invited the businessman to its head office to answer some questions which the agency #classified as tax fraud and money laundering but declined to
give specifics, apparently to avoid jeopardising the probe.

It will also be recalled that Obi Cubana came to the spotlight
following the flamboyant burial he and his followers staged for his
late mother earlier this year.

It is unclear if Cubana’s ordeal with the agency is related to the way
local and hard currencies were sprayed during the obsequies of his #mother or whether there are other issues related to his questioning
by the operatives of the anti-graft agency.

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