The passport of Obinna Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, a popular socialite and businessman who was arrested on Monday for alleged money laundering and tax fraud, has reportedly been confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
It was learned that his travel document had been seized in order to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation.
The anti-graft agency interrogated the Anambra-born social media influencer for the second day on Tuesday at its Abuja, Jabi headquarters, according to checks.
“Obi Cubana has not been released,” a source said, “and he is still having quality sessions with investigators for alleged money laundering and tax fraud involving millions of naira.”
“When he has satisfactorily responded to all questions relating to his involvement in various fraudulent deals, he will be released.” His travel document has been provisionally taken as part of the investigation pending the conclusion of the investigation.”
Wilson Uwujaren, an EFCC spokesman, confirmed that the suspect is still in custody, but said he had no information on the passport seizure.
Meanwhile, the EFCC’s Uyo Zonal Command arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters in three different locations in Calabar, Cross River State, on Tuesday as part of a sting operation.