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FBI arrests Forbes under 30 influential Nigerian, Obinwanne Okeke
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI has apprehended a Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke popularly known as (Invictus Obi).
According to the FBI charge sheet deposed to by Marshall Ward, a special agent employed by the United States Department of Justice, he was arrested for over $12M fraud.
The information disclosed the investigation was premised on a complaint lodged by representatives of Unatrac Holdings Limited for being victimized in the fraud.
Okeke was listed in 2018 by Forbes as among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
He was alongside three others, nominated for the most prestigious award for African businessmen/entrepreneurs, the All African Business Leaders Award for Young Business Leader (West Africa).
Okeke who holds a master’s degree in International Relations and counter-terrorism from Monash University Australia, is the founder of Invictus Group – a conglomerate in construction, oil, gas and agricultural development.
The said entrepreneur has investment in real estate development, energy and construction.
His company, Invictus Group, operates in three African countries, which include Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia.