FBI’s arrest of Invictus Group’s Okeke stirs controversy


The arrest of the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke, who in 2016 made it into Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 Listby the Federal Bureau of  Investigation (FBI), has stirred controversy in the media space. 

Okeke was arrested by the FBI over $11 million wire fraud after an Office365 account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The suspect was said to have conspired with several individuals to access the CEO’s computers without authorization.

According to an Affidavit seen, Marshall Ward, a Special Agent of FBI, said Okeke’s intention, alongside other conspirators, was to initiate a fraudulent transfer of funds. Ward stated that Okeke should be charged for conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Following Okeke’s arrest, thousands of twitter users took to the social media space to express their disappointment in Forbes, and at the same time, knock Okeke for the global disgrace he has caused other Nigerians.


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