Nigerian born international fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke better known as Invictus Obi has been sentenced to prison.
The Nigerian entrepreneur was sentenced for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims.
According to court documents, Obinwanne Okeke, 33, operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group based in Nigeria and elsewhere. From approximately 2015 to 2019, Okeke and others engaged in a conspiracy to conduct various computer-based frauds.
The conspirators obtained and compiled the credentials of hundreds of victims, including victims in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Invictus Obi has now been sentenced to a 10-year jail term for computer and wire fraud by an American court.
Here’s what Nigerians Are Saying About Invictus Obi’s Imprisonment
A Twitter user @iambussie wrote, “Obinwanne Okeke popularly known as Invictus Obi has been sentenced to 10 years in jail over $11 Million cyber fraud. No matter how you glorify it, what is illegal is illegal and what is legal is legal”
@lollypeezle wrote, “When Obinwanne Okeke was flaunting illegal money, friends were all over him, even Forbes recognized him. Now that owo palaba ti segi, no one can boldly come out to say “he’s my friend”.
Another user @iamseunolaofin wrote, “The same Nigeria that Obinwanne Okeke produced is the same Nigeria that produced Okonjo Iweala”