Obinwanne Okeke: Reactions trail alleged arrest of Forbes under 30 Nigerian for $12m fraud

Gbeleyi Abayomi

Popular young Nigerian Obinwanne (Invictus Obi) Okeke has been arrested by The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the USA over $12m fraud- Nigerians however, have been reacting online to Okeke’s arrest by the FBI, who issued an affidavit on how the suspect was investigated

Okeke who was recently celebrated as a serial entrepreneur and listed on Forbes under 30 list- Invictus Obi’s arrest was a result of painstaking investigation by the law enforcement agency The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States has apprehended a Nigerian serial entrepreneur identified as Obinwanne (Invictus Obi) Okeke.

It was gathered that Okeke, who was listed among Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018, was arrested by the FBI over $12m fraud. The investigation bureau did a thorough investigation on the criminal activities of the Nigerian entrepreneur, which led to his arrest by the law enforcement agency. Since the news broke, Social media has been agog with the report of the arrest, as some Nigerians condemned the fraudulent act of the entrepreneur, while others called on the Nigerian security agencies to learn from the FBI.

Afe Babalola makes stunning revelation, says DSS not empowered by law to arrest Okeke 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). Obi 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. In his reaction to the arrest, the head of the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement, Tolu Ogunlesi, advised aspiring fraudsters to have a change of mind, saying if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not arrest them, the FBI will.

He tweeted: “If you’re a practicing or aspiring Yahoo Boy, please read this affidavit well. If EFCC doesn’t get you, FBI will. They’ve both ramped up their clampdown on computer and wire fraud.” Below are other reactions:

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