Nigerian socialite, Paschal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest has been arrested by the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on charges bordering on money laundering and tax fraud.
According to the officials familiar with the matter, Cubana Chief Priest was arrested at the Lagos Airport on Thursday, but, the anti-graft officials hushed the development amidst pressure from his associates and family, who pointed out that the matter could complicate conditions for others likely connected to the alleged racket.
Peoples Gazette reported that his arrest had made it impossible for him to return birthday greetings from his nearly four million Instagram follower. it’s only his wife that’s being permitted to see him in custody.
It was not immediately clear when he would be granted bail or the level of information officials had been able to squeeze from him as of Saturday night.
“The matter is still under investigation,” a source said anonymously.
Cubana Chief Priest has gained nationwide acclaim as an ambassador for many national brands, including Bullet.
His arrest came weeks after another socialite Obi Cubana was arrested by the anti-narcotics agency NDLEA.
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