Forbes Celebrated 28-Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke Arrested For Alleged $11m Wire Fraud


A young and prolific Nigerian Entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke has reportedly been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 11 million US dollars.

This was disclosed on an affidavit deposed to by one Marshall Ward, a special agent employed by the United States Department of Justice.

According to the information disclosed, the investigation was premised on a complaint lodged by representatives of Unatrac Holdings Limited for being victimized in the fraud. The said document stated that Okeke worked with a group of individuals in scamming the organisation via wire fraud, totaling up to 11 million dollars.

Okeke is the Founder of Invictus Group and has been extensively involved in sourcing, structuring, implementing and monitoring various private equity investments in African and Australian markets and has over 10 years of investment experience.

In 2016, he was named by Forbes as one of ’30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch’ and also listed among 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018 which included Davido, Falz, Ahmed Musa,

Obinwanne Okeke was nominated for the All African Business Leaders Award for Young Business Leader (West Africa). The AABLA Award is the most prestigious award for African businessmen/entrepreneurs, Okeke was nominated alongside three others.

He reportedly holds a Bachelors and a master’s degree (MA) in International Relations and Counter Terrorism (cum laude) from Monash University, Australia.

See Below a BBC feature of Obinwanne


Obinwanne Okeke is not only a Nigerian business man, but also rising entrepreneur. He is being tipped for big things…

Posted by BBC News Africa on Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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