The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, of conspiracy to commit fraud of over $12 million.
A special agent employed by the United States Department of Justice, Marshall Ward, disclosed this in an affivadit on Friday.
Okeke, 31, is the founder of Invictus Group.
In 2016, he was listed by Forbes as one of “30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch”.
He was also listed among 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018.
Okeke’s arrest comes after representatives of Unatrac Holdings Limited filed a complaint for allegedly being victimised in the fraud.
In his reaction to the arrest, the head of the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement, Tolu Ogunlesi, advised aspiring fraudsters to have a change of mind, saying if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not arrest them, the FBI will.