Obinwanne Obi pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud in US

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    CEO of Invictus group Obinwanne Okeke who was arrested in the United States in 2019, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud.

    The Nigeria Billionaire 32 years of age admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019

    A spokesperson for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, Joshua Stueve, told Premium Times on Thursday evening that Mr Okeke could spend 20 years maximum penalty in an American jail.

    One of the spoke person for the United State District Court for Eastern District of Virginai, Joshua Stuev, Told premium Times on Thursday evening that Mr Okeke could spend 20 years maximum penalty in an American jail.

    In his affidavit, Special Agent Ward said illicit financial transactions were traced to a Gmail account believed to be owned by Okeke. Those transactions, he said, and conspiratorial communications with, at least six other emails, were carried out between 2016 and 2019.

    Okeke, the founder of Invictus Group, has a degree in International Studies and Forensic Criminology and Masters of International Relations and Counter-Terrorism Studies from Monash University in Australia, according to his official profile.

    Okeke was named on the Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 For 2016 and was featured on the magazine’s June 2016 cover. A year later, CNBCA named Okeke as a finalist for Young Business Leader of the Year (West Africa).

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    AS streettalk27 had earlier reported, Okeke was arrested last August by the FBI while trying to board a flight from the US back to Nigeria. Four months after his arrest, Okeke’s lawyers filed a preliminary objection seeking to dismiss the case. He was later charged to court in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, accused of two counts of wire and computer fraud.

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