Invictus Obi pleads guilty to N4.2bn fraud in US


Obinwanne Okeke, aka Invictus Obi who was arrested in the United States last year, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud, PremiumTimes reports.

According to the report, the Forbes-celebrated Nigerian businessman, 32, admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019.

Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, revealed that the suspect, Invictus Obi could spend 20 years maximum penalty in an American jail.

He would be sentenced on October 22, Mr. Stueve said. Robert Krask, an American judge of the district, certified the guilty plea on Thursday morning.

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Okeke and other alleged conspirators said to still be at large were accused of targeting American businesses in a probe led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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