Peter Okoye, 2Baba, and Ubi Franklin were among celebrities that showed solidarity for Obi Cubana, the embattled nightlife promoter, on Tuesday.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday quizzed the Abuja-based business mogul for alleged money laundering and tax fraud.

The development has continued to elicit several reactions, with a huge number of Nigerians sharing contrasting views on social media.

A few hours after Cubana’s detention circulated on social media, several Nigerians — including celebrities — began to demand his release the EFCC custody with the hashtags #FreeObiCubana and #ManOfTheYear.

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2Baba took to his Instagram page to share a picture of the socialite with a terse note which reads “Fishing expedition #freeobicubana.”

On his part, Peter Okoye wrote “Man of the year #FreeObiCubana” on his Twitter page.

Similarly, Franklin wrote via his Instagram page: “We outside @obi_cubana #Manoftheyear.”

Cubana Chief Priest had earlier also used the hashtag while alleging that his detention was another evidence of attempts to clamp down on people from the southeast.

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“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. We Igbos are used to this, Mbakala ga ama ozo mana ozo ga ala. #FreeObiCubana,” he had written.

Abba Bichi, son of Yusuf Bichi, the director-general (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), had also described Cubana as “a man of dignity”.

Obi Cubana, whose real name is Obinna Iyiegbu, became a viral sensation after he buried his mother, who died in December last year, in grand style.

Here’s what other Nigerians had to say:

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