The Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in Lagos State has released Instagram celebrity and Executive Director, Cubana Group, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest.
Okechukwu, known for his lavish lifestyle, was invited for alleged misuse of police escorts and weapons as well as unexplained wealth and was detained for hours.
A top police source said the investigation was sequel to order from the Office of the Inspector-General of Police who had expressed shock over the abuse of police personnel.
However, the Police later released Okechukwu. He was at his house in Banana Island as of 10 pm on Thursday night.
In fact, he held an Instagram Live session and gave out N200,000 to controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo.
Cubana Chief Priest is known to post pictures of himself in private jets and exotic cars to impress his 1.6 million followers on Instagram.
— Dr. Kemi Olunloyo (@KemiOlunloyo) June 18, 2020
On January 6, 2020, he posted a video of himself throwing freshly minted bundles of naira notes to a huge crowd, a crime that attracts a sentence of six months or a fine of N50,000 or both.
His arrest came a month after another Instagram celebrity and Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money, was detained for similarly misusing police escort.
— PRESIDENT SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) June 18, 2020