Obinwanne Okeke (InvictusObi) arrested for $12m fraud in the US

It has been reported that the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has arrested ‘Forbes 100 Most Influential Young African’ Nigerian Obinwanne Okeke in the US for $12m wire fraud and internet/ computer crime.

Okeke is the Founder of Invictus Group. Under this company, Okeke has businesses in construction, real estate and energy based in South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia.

Due to his success in business, he was invited and featured on many world stage platforms. Some of the achievements of Okeke:

  • Forbes appearances (listed on ‘Forbes under 30’ list)
  • ‘TEDTalk’ speaker
  • ‘Young African Business Leader’ nominated (AABLA Awards)
  • ‘BBC’ Special interview appearance  

According to Invictus Group’s website (, ‘Obinwanne Okeke is the founder of Invictus Group and has been extensively involved in sourcing, structuring, implementing and monitoring various private equity investments in African and Australian markets and has over 10 years of investment experience.’

Marshall Ward of the Department of Justice in the US stated in the affidavit that the investigation is ongoing and started last year. The FBI issued and released an affidavit on the ins and outs of the investigation. They received a great deal of information from Google in relation to IP addresses and the use of email’s used in the fraudulent activities for example. This information from Google helped lead the FBI to Okeke and exposed his fraudulent activities.

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