Forbes Celebrated Invictus Obi Bags 10 Years Imprisonment For Fraud

FORBES CELEBRATED INVICTUS OBI BAGS 10 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR FRAUD
Forbes Celebrated Invictus Obi Bags 10 Years Imprisonment For Fraud…
Reports reaching us says 33 years old CEO of Invictus Group Obinwanne Okeke popularly known as Invictus Obi has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, to be spent at a federal prison, by the United States Department of Justice, as assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ), after pleading guilty to Internet Fraud charges levelled against him.

 

 

Forbes Celebrated Invictus Obi Bags 10 Years Imprisonment For Fraud
Invictus Obi being Led by FBI agents to prison

 

 

Invictus Obi pleaded guilty after a 13 months investigation into what the FBI described as the Largest Case of Internet Fraud in United states History amounting to $40 Million.

 

He was first arrested on the 6th of August 2019 at the airport by the FBI on his way out of the United States of America and charged to court for Computer Fraud and Wire Fraud but he pleaded not guilty. Further arrest was made by the FBI on which a fraudulent syndicate that has ties with Invictus Obi was discovered.

 

Forbes Celebrated Invictus Obi Bags 10 Years Imprisonment For Fraud…
Further investigations led to the discovery that Invictus Obi used fake emails from the chief financial officer of Unatrac Holding Limited, United Kingdom sales office of Mantrac group, a subsidiary of Caterpillar INC, to scam the company and transfer the sum of $11 Million to his overseas account, using an email account hosted on Microsoft Office 365. It was also discovered that he is an expert at extracting private information of individuals to carryout his fraudulent activities by building websites with which they extract these information and share it within their syndicate.

 

Nigerian government on October 9th 2019 after a Federal High Court Sitring at Abuja froze his account to the amount of 280 million Naira pending the outcome of further investigation into his case.

READ ALSO: Court grants permanent forfeiture of Obi’s N280m to Nigerian govt

Before he was convicted as a fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke was a role model and symbol of hope to many African youths as he was respected and potrayed as someone that made it from rag to riches as he is the 17th child of his dad that had four wives, his mum fourth of them.
At age 16, he had already mastered the use of the computer with which he created websites for various business and design business cards for them. He entrepreneural zeal later made him become the CEO of Invictus Group Of Companies, which was founded in 2015 with major branches in Nigeria, South Africa, And Zambia. The company was into real estate, agriculture, Oil and Gas, Private Equity, alternative energy, and telecom. He is a Master Degree graduate of Monash University Australia, that majors in International Business and Counter-Terrorism.

 

In 2016, Forbes Magazine named him among the 30 under 30 most successful African CEO’s. His company the Invictus Group was named by the African Brand Congress, as the most innovative investment company of 2017. That same year, he was nominated for the All African Business Leaders Awards ( AABLA ) under the Young African Business Leader category ( West Africa). He also was a guest speaker at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Jerusalem. He also featured on one of the 2018 episodes of BBC Focus On Africa television programme.

 

Forbes Celebrated Invictus Obi Bags 10 Years Imprisonment For Fraud…
Until his arrest, he was a regular feature on Forbes Magazine Africa, where he gives his perspective of being a business man in Africa and growing startups businesses.

 

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