The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Nigerian socialite Cubana Chief Priest on charges bordering on money laundering and tax fraud, officials familiar with the matter said.
Peoples Gazette reports that Chief Priest was arrested at the Lagos Airport on Thursday, but anti-graft officials hushed the development amidst pressure from his associates and family, who said the matter could complicate conditions for others likely connected to the alleged racket.
Mr Okechukwu’s arrest has made it impossible for him to return birthday greetings from his nearly four million Instagram followers, according to Peoples Gazette, only his wife is being permitted to see him in custody.
“The matter is still under investigation,” Peoples Gazette quoted a source as saying.
His arrest came weeks after he called on the anti-graft agency to free Obinna Iyiegbu, also known as Obi Cubana, adding that Igbos were used to the EFCC treatment.
EFCC had also arrested Obi Cubana over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud.