FBI Reportedly Arrests Forbes Under 30 Nigerian Billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke For $12 Million Fraud, Nigerians React On Twitter

Young promising Nigerian billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke has reportedly been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for conspiracy to commit fraud amounting to 12 million US dollars according to media reports in Nigeria.

The Forbes under 30 billionaire and founder of Invictus Group is being charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the Guardian.

Nigerian President’s head of digital communications Tolu Ogunlessi confirmed the reports through his post on twitter.

Shortly afterwards, Nigerians took to Twitter to express their shock of the news of the arrest:

Some Nigerians have called out the alleged fraudulent activities of the entrepreneur, while others think the Nigerian security agencies need to learn from the FBI. But for now, the ball of the future of the businessman is in the FBI’s court.

Okeke 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, legit.ng reports.

In May 2017, The African Brand Congress awarded the Invictus Group of Companies Ltd Africa’s Most Innovative Investment Company of the Year Award…

…And in October 2017, he was nominated for Africa’s most prestigious award for businessmen, The AABLAAwards, in the category of Young African Business Leader (West Africa). Okeke is a regular contributor to the Forbes Africa Magazine where he shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship and investment in Africa.

source: Africa News

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