Peoples Gazette has reported that The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Nigerian socialite Cubana Chief Priest on alleged money laundering and tax fraud.
According to the Peoples Gazette, officials involved with the arrest have stated money laundering and tax fraud as the initial charges.
Cubana 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 wife since his arrest is the only one permitted to see him in custody.
Conditions and the day for his bail have not yet been made official but it is understood that the officers are trying as much as they can to squeeze more information from him.
“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 and LVMH.
His arrest came weeks after another socialite Obi Cubana was arrested by the anti-narcotics agency NDLEA.