Forbes-Celebrated Nigerian Pleads Guilty To $11m Fraud In U.S

Forbes-Celebrated Nigerian Pleads Guilty To $11m Fraud In US
Obinwanne Okeke: CEO of Invictus Group
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Invictus Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian businessman who was arrested by the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigations, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (₦4.2 billion) fraud charge.

The Forbes-celebrated entrepreneur was arrested in August, 2019 for allegedly being the ringleader of a cybercrime syndicate. According to the FBI, his organised syndicate had defrauded several American citizens to the tune of $11m “through fraudulent wire transfer instructions in a massive coordinated business email compromise scheme.

Invictus Obi has pleaded and is waiting to be sentenced in October. The 32-year-old admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019.

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Meanwhile, Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the United States District Court for Eastern District of Virginia, revealed that the  Nigerian suspect could spend 20 years maximum penalty in an American jail.

He would be sentenced on October 22, Mr Stueve said.

Robert Krask, an American judge of the district, certified the guilty plea on Thursday morning.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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