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Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke arrested by the FBI for $12m fraud?

Obinwanne Okeke

Celebrated Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke allegedly arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for fraud and Nigerian’s social media is in a frenzy after the information hit several news platforms.

Okekeholds a master’s degree in International Relations and counter-terrorism from Monash University Australia and he is the founder of Invictus Group – a conglomerate in construction, oil, gas and agricultural development.

However, according to Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant on Digital/New Media to the Nigerian President, the FBI did a thorough investigation on the criminal activities of Okeke, which led to his arrest by the law enforcement agency over a $12m fraud.

According to Ogunlesi “the FBI is charging this young Nigerian ‘Entrepreneur’ with conspiracy to commit Computer Fraud & conspiracy to commit Wire Fraud. BEC stuff. Amount involved appears to be around ELEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS.”

Ogunlesi also shared how social media played a role in the investigations conducted by the FBI in a series of tweets: