Cubana Prime Minister is facing money laundering charges at the Special Offences Court in Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the manager of Cubana Group, Lucky Uchechukwu Ndukwe, on allegations bordering on money laundering and conspiracy to launder
In a statement on its Twitter page, the EFCC said its operatives arraigned Mr Ndukwe, popularly known as ‘Cubana Prime Minister’, alongside Precious Omonkhoa Ofure before Justice O.A. Fadipe of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja over alleged $164,000 fraud.
The anti-graft agency added that the suspects were arrested following credible intelligence about their involvement in fraudulent activities.
Mr Ndukwe works with Nigerian socialite Cubana Chief Priest Pascal Okechukwu, who EFCC arrested in April.
Mr Okechukwu was arrested at the Lagos airport, but EFCC 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.
“The matter is still under investigation,” a source had told Peoples Gazette.
The Cubana chief priest has gained nationwide acclaim as an ambassador for many national brands, including Bullet. His arrest had come weeks after another socialite Obi Cubana was nabbed by the anti-narcotics agency NDLEA.