Celebrated Nigerian entrepreneur and businessman, Obinwanne Okeke was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a multi-million dollar fraud in the United States.
Okeke, 33, who is also known as Invictus Obi, was involved in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Okeke at Dulles International Airport in the US over $11 million internet fraud in 2019 to which he pleaded guilty to.
Okeke has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme.
He has invested in real estate development, energy, and construction. His company, Invictus Group, operates in three African countries, which include Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, according to the local news portal Legit.
In May 2017, The African Brand Congress awarded the Invictus Group of Companies Ltd Africa’s Most Innovative Investment Company of the Year 2017 Award.
He was nominated for Africa’s most prestigious award for businessmen, The AABLA Awards, in the category of Young African Business Leader (West Africa).
Before his arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in August 2019, Mr Okeke, was listed as one of the influential young entrepreneurs recognised by Forbes.
Also, he was a regular contributor to Forbes Africa magazine where he shared his thoughts on entrepreneurship and investment in Africa.