Obinwanne Okeke, a 31 year old Nigerian businessman and founder of Invictus Group with businesses said to span various sectors, has been arrested by the FBI while he was visiting the country during August 2019 of charges of conspiracy to commit computer and wire fraud.
Based on the affidavit by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the arrest relates to how Okeke, during April 2018, was allegedly involved in defrauding
Unatrac Holdings Limited off approximately $12 million using phishing and illegally accessing the victim company CFO's e-mail account.
"OBINWANNE OKEKE, born November 9, 1987, passport number A50254005, is a Nigerian citizen who has been issued a Visa for entry to the United States. He has recently been visiting the United States once or twice per year.
As of the date of this application, OKEKE is currently in the United States, and is scheduled to depart the country on August 6, 2019.
Therefore, a warrant for his arrest is immediately required to apprehend him and prevent his return to Nigeria, where he would be beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement," reads part of the affidavit dated 2 August 2019 that led to the arrest of Okeke.