Obiwanne Okeke has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States for $11 million fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison.
The indictment by the jury, affirmed the investigation of the U.S. Department of Justice, conducted by the F.B.I, and this comes before the commencement of criminal trial.
The jury also recommended that Obiwanner Okeke be made to forfeit at least $11 million in cash and asset or both if convicted and an emerald cut engagement ring found on him when he was arrested also forfeited.
FBI slammed Obiwanne Okeke also known as Inctus Obi with two counts of computer and wire fraud and subsequently taken before a court then remanded in prison following preliminary hearings after which a grand jury was set up to look into the allegations against him.
The jury returned on September 9 with an indictment of Mr Okeke for the $11 million fraud. They agreed with the F.B.I. that Invictus Obi, was the individual who committed the fraud alongside others.
Obiwanne Okeke ‘Invictus Obi’ faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
With the indictment, hi trial will now commence on September 16, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Douglas Miller, a U.S. magistrate at a federal courthouse in Newport News, Virginia, has been assigned as the presiding judge in the criminal matter.
Mr Okeke, has named John Iweanoge, a Washington D.C. attorney of Nigerian origin, as his lead counsel.