On Monday, officials from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission questioned popular socialite and businessman Obinna Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, about alleged money laundering.

As of the time of filing this report, the Anambra-born club owner, who arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, around noon on Monday, was being interrogated by the commission’s operatives.

Though details about the allegations against the socialite were scarce at press time, a source said his case involved alleged money laundering and tax fraud.

“On Monday afternoon, Obi Cubana was arrested and brought to the EFCC headquarters over allegations of money laundering and tax fraud. Detectives are questioning him right now.” the source said.

Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, said he had not yet been briefed on the development.

Obi Cubana made headlines in July when he hosted an ostentatious burial for his late mother in Oba, Anambra State, reportedly killing over 200 cows.

Many Nigerians were curious about his source of wealth after seeing his lavish display of wealth.

Several celebrities, business leaders, and politicians attended the funeral in large numbers.