Forbes celebrated Nigerian, Obinwanne Okeke (invictus obi) was arrested by the FBI during a recent trip to the U.S for $12 million wire fraud after a High tech FBI investigation.
Obinwanne Okeke (invictus obi) was arrested after the high tech FBI investigation traced him through an e-mail to Unatrac Holding Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial and farm equipment which ultimately resulted in fraudulent wire transfers totalling nearly $11 million in July 2018.
An Affidavit in support of criminal complaint and arrest warrant (redacted) for Obiwanne was signed August 2nd reveals about 44 proof of this claim.
Obinwanne Okeke who just got married and had a baby last month, was listed among 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018 which included Davido, Falz, Ahmed Musa.
Obinwanne Okeke was nominated for the All African Business Leaders Award for Young Business Leader (West Africa). The AABLA Award is the most prestigious award for African businessmen/entrepreneurs. Obi is nominated alongside three others.
Obi’s business interest span across a number of sectors, which include mainly real estate development, energy and construction. Invictus Group operates in three African countries, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia. Most recently, Obi’s focus has been on building energy efficient houses that feed exclusively from solar power.
He accepted an offer from Forbes.com to be a Contributor for Forbes Magazine and published his first essay there in May 2017.
Find below some of the criminal actions that led to his arrest by F.B.I.