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Obinwanne Okeke who made Forbes under 30 list arrested by the FBI for $12m wire fraud (details)

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.

He tweetd: “If you’re a practicing or aspiring Yahoo Boy, please read this affidavit well. If EFCC doesn’t get you, FBI will. They’ve both ramped up their clampdown on computer and wire fraud.”

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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