Nigerians have been reacting to the alleged arrest of Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Screenshots of the affidavit reportedly sworn to an FBI Special agent, Marshall Ward, revealed that Okeke, who is popularly known as Invictus Obi, is being charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
He was allegedly arrested during a visit to the US.
The amount involved is reportedly close to $11 million.
NEWS: 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.
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) August 16, 2019
This Invictus Obi affidavit shows what I have always been saying that Nigerian 419 fraudsters are basic. Their victims are also basic too. How can a company where CFO can authorize millions of dollars in transfer have no endpoint security and transaction authorization security? pic.twitter.com/ELkvPYQZ5z
— Victor Asemota (@asemota) August 16, 2019
Guys! Guys!! Guys!!! This is too much na. Invictus Obi, arrested for $12 Million fraud in the USA; Samson Siasia banned for life for match-fixing. Naija, wetin they do us na? Who do us like this?
— Independence Okechukwu (@indyconsults) August 16, 2019
Just did a Google search of the Invictus Obi guy
A careful look at the business interests of the Invictus Group, cleverly vague and sounds very much like the guys who tell you they are into all kinds of business with no proof
And his mother sits on the "board", Wawu! 😱
— Nwanganga ⚪ (@Pmoney_Talks) August 16, 2019
Not only was this Invictus Obi guy on Forbes 30 Under 30, he’s also been on BBC, given a TED Talk, spoke at London School of Economics Africa Summit, was nominated for “Young African Business Leader” at The AABLA Awards, & was a contributor for Forbes.
Yahoo boy with portfolio.
— Onye Mmeri (@okemzuruoke) August 17, 2019
Mr. Obinwanne Okeke had two personalitites
Invictus Obi that aspires to acquire so as to inspire your desire
Then there is Convictus Obi that Acquire your card, so he can wire and build his empire.
Let's not confuse the two, They caught Convictus Obi not Invictus Obi.
— Ichie Bullion (@principe_viii) August 17, 2019
When Forbes made list of Nigerian billionaires under 30 & Invictus Obi made it, Many were God whening without knowing his source of income. I hope you're aware now that all that glitters aren't gold. Respect your own pace of success, be contented, shun illegal way of making money
— Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) August 17, 2019
*Invictus Obi makes Forbes 30*
Nigerians: Hustle ooh
*After FBI catches Invictus Obi for fraud*
Nigerians: Hustle Legit ooooh pic.twitter.com/O6srC0VAg0
— Still On Still™ 🎓 ®© (@iamstillonstill) August 17, 2019
After been rated one of the under 30 billionaire on the Forbes list, he was detected and confirmed to be a fraudster. What a life. Life drama.
Social media a world of fake reality. pic.twitter.com/CK3hs7BQcp
— Adelabu Adewole Oluwaseyi (@Felawole) August 17, 2019