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Abba Bichi, son of Yusuf Bichi, the director-general (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), has described Obi Cubana as “a man of dignity” following his arrest by the EFCC over alleged money laundering fraud.
The popular club owner and an Abuja-based business mogul, was detained and interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday for alleged money laundering at their headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
The 46-year-old Obi Cubana, whose real name is Obinna Iyiegbu, had attracted attention after he staged a lavish funeral for his late mother in Oba, Anambra State.
His personality soared after his mum’s funeral that many Nigerians questioned the source of his wealth, a topic he had addressed in several media interviews.
Soon after news of his detention circulated the internet, Abba took to his Instagram page to describe Cubana as “a man of honour and integrity”.
Cubana, while defending his open display of wealth, said how he spends his money cannot be dictated to him by the public.
“I don’t have time for people who want to tell me how to spend the money that I made through my own efforts,” he had said.
“It’s waste of time replying to such people. They’re only criticising me because they don’t want others to succeed.
“We didn’t plan it (the burial) this way. It’s not about money. Money couldn’t have gotten us such a huge crowd, it was out of the goodwill that I enjoy from the public.”