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Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke arrested over alleged $12m fraud by FBI


Forbes Africa Under 30 entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke has been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over alleged $12m fraud.

The celebrated Nigerian millionaire and founder of Invictus Group is being charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

JiveNaija.com gathers that the young promising businessman, popularly called Invictus Obi, was allegedly apprehended during a visit to the United States.

Nigeria’s head of the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement, Tolu Ogunlesi, confirmed the report through a post on Twitter:

Obi was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016, and 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2018.

In May 2017, the African Brand Congress awarded his company Africa’s Most Innovative Investment Company of the Year 2017 Award.

Additionally, in October 2017, the Nigerian entrepreneur was nominated for the most prestigious award for African businessmen, the All African Business Leaders Award (AABLA), in the category of Young African Business Leader (West Africa).

The report has sparked conversation in Nigerian as people have taken to social media to express shock over the arrest.

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Source JiveNaija.com
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