Invictus Obi: Nigerians Attack Forbes After FBI Arrests Supposed Business Mogul, Obinwanne Okeke

Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian businessman and founder of Invictus Group, who featured on Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 list in 2016 and Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2018, has reportedly been arrested for internet fraud by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.

The 28-year-old Nigerian, Obinwanne Okeke, has a master’s degree in International Relations and counter-terrorism from Monash University Australia, his company, Invictus Group is a conglomerate in construction, oil, gas and agricultural development.

An investigation carried out by the men of the FBI revealed that Okeke hacked into a steel company’s CEO’s Office365 account and committed a wire fraud of $11 million between 2016 and 2018. These were also the periods he inked his name of the aforementioned Forbes’ lists.

The Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has confirmed Okeke’s news via his official twitter account. He warned Nigerians to desist from internet fraud after sharing the jaw dropping Department of Justice (DOJ)’s affidavit of the supposed business man.

Ogunlesi wrote “the FBI is charging this young Nigerian ‘Entrepreneur’ with conspiracy to commit Computer Fraud & conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud. BEC stuff. Amount involved appears to be around ELEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS.”

However, Nigerians on social media have reacted bitterly to the news of Okeke, condemning the fraudulent act and called out Forbes Magazine for celebrating Okeke who, it turns out, to have make his money through Yahoo Yahoo – a name Nigerians often call internet fraud.

Read reactions from Nigerians on twitter below;

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