Nigerian serial entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, has been arrested by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on allegation of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.
This discovery was made public on the 15th of August by Marshall Ward, a special agent employed by the United States Department of Justice in an affidavit.
The arrest was made after the representative of one of the victims of the fraud, Unatrac Holdings Limited, filed a complaint to the authority.
The arrest of Invictus Group founder and one of Forbe’s 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch’, became a trending issue after social media with political commentator, Tolu Ogunlesi tweeted about it with the caption:
“NEWS: The FBI is charging this young Nigerian ‘Entrepreneur’ with conspiracy to commit Computer Fraud & conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud. BEC stuff. Amount involved appears to be around ELEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS..”
NEWS: The FBI is charging this young Nigerian ‘Entrepreneur’ with conspiracy to commit Computer Fraud & conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud. BEC stuff. Amount involved appears to be around ELEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) August 16, 2019
See what Nigerians are saying about Obinwanne Okeke arrest by the FBI.
No #FreeInvictus hashtag for Invictus Obi? Oh wait, it's the FBI so y'all can't say shit.
If it was the EFCC y'all will be yelling "He's not our problem, leave young Nigerians alone, go after politicians, EFCC didn't investigate I'm sure, Buhari is useless"
Idiots you are!!
— adeda (@tosinadeda) August 16, 2019
El Chapo was in Forbes list,Pablo Escobar was in Forbes list and now Invictus obi was also in Forbes list…and you are insulting and shaming Forbes…are you not mad..where have you been since?? pic.twitter.com/3elYQxf98h
— Nick😕😔😃😃 (@nicksli01) August 17, 2019
#Forbes is not a moral compass. Their work is to find out how much you're worth not how you made the money. Invictus Obi should face the wrath of the exposure.
— Dorcas Bello (@dorcassbello) August 17, 2019
We advised Nigerians to "live within your means". Instead of taking heed to this age-old wisdom, you said Invictus Obi is your role "model entrepreneur". Living within your means will keep you far out of trouble and give you peace of mind. This doesn't mean glorifying poverty!
— Olalekan Adigun (@MrLekanAdigun) August 17, 2019
I swear I have never heard about Invictus Obi. Just hearing his name for the first time.
Well, everyday for the thief, one day for the owner.
— Ola Cokers 🇳🇬 🇺🇸 (@olacurrency) August 17, 2019
Imagine Invictus Obi wasn't ARRESTED.
I am sure he would have been writing a book titled "I WILL TEACH YOU BUSINESS" with fake motivations and fake business tips and success stories.
He would then come and do giveaway on Twitter and buy influencers to trend him.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) August 17, 2019
US Judge: What evidences do you have against Mr Invictus Obi
FBI: Presents A4 page detailed affidavit with dates and time.
Nigerian Judge: What evidence do you have against this guy
— #BBNaija2019 👑 NOBLE (@nobledonnish) August 17, 2019