The Nigeria Police have now freed Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Cubana Chief Priest. Yesterday, the police were confirmed to have detained Pascal Okechukwu also known as Cubana Chief Priest.
An unnamed source at the police told PM News that he was detained for misuse of police escorts and weapons as well his lavish lifestyle.
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“We have detained Cubana Chief Priest and he is facing interrogation for misuse of police personnel as well as the illegal use of a weapon and his extravagant and unexplained lifestyle,” the source said.
It is unclear if the police will be pressing charges. Yesterday, the EFCC said they are tracing $35 million allegedly stolen by Ray Huspuppi.
The commission said it is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to trace the alleged $35 million stolen by Ray Hushpuppi.
The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesperson that:
“Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray Hushpuppi, recently arrested by the International Police and the FBI, has considerable cases of cyber crimes being investigated by the EFCC.
“The commission is familiar with grisly details of his money laundering transactions, involving many high-profile cybercriminals facing trial in Nigeria.
“The commission is engaging with the FBI in tracing victims of his fraudulent transactions and other fraudsters having direct involvement with him. Local cyber criminals with money laundering networks with him are also being investigated,”
“Hushpuppi was arrested on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in United Arab Emirates in connection with $35million ventilator scam,” the statement said.
Cubana Chief Priest whose real name is Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu has in recent times expanded his night club across major entertainment hubs in Nigeria. Eyewitness claimed that he arrived at the Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos, around 10 am and was detained afterward.
On his Instagram page where he openly flaunts his wealth and his closeness with Nigerian musicians, he stated that he is not Twitter or Facebook. This is the same social media preference of Ray Hushpuppi.
Huspuppi whose real name is Ramoni Igbalode (aka Raymond Igbalodely), has been based in Dubai for close to 10 years.
While the most popular associate who was known to have been arrested in the crackdown was Woodberry. There are indications that many more people were part of the suspects arrested in the Interpol and FBI raid. It is not clear who the sixth associate of Hushpuppi was during the arrest.