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US Jails Nigerian Businessman 10-years For $11 Million Fraud

A Nigerian Forbes celebrated businessman, Oninwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, has been slapped with a 10 years prison sentence in the United States (US) for fraud.

He was convicted and sentenced by a US Court on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

He was sentenced for his involvement in a computer hacking scheme that ripped victims of approximately $11 million.

US Court documents said he operated a group of companies known as Invictus group based in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019.

He and his allies are said to have engaged in a conspiracy to defraud unsuspecting victims using business email and computer hacking.

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Making the pronouncement, acting US Attorney for the Eastern district of Virginia noted that “Through Subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims.

   

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