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‘$11m fraud’: How US court gave Invictus Obi permission to see dentist

‘$11m fraud’: How US court gave Invictus Obi permission to see dentist
August 19
09:23 2019

The United States district court for the eastern district of Virginia on August 7 granted Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group CEO, permission to see a dentist.

Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur popularly known as Invictus Obi, is being held by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over an $11 million advanced internet scam traced to him.

He was arrested on August 6 in the US while making plans to return to Nigeria and was charged with two-count on conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Theresa Buchanan, the magistrate judge, was said to have remanded the suspect in custody of the United States Marshall Service.

According to Premium Times, Invictus had requested to see a public health dental hygienist at the opening hearing of his trial. The entrepreneur had complained about issues with his teeth.

The judge, however, granted his request but maintained that the dentist must attend to him in custody.

In 2018, the 31-year-old Okeke was alleged to have gained unauthorised access to the accounts of Unatrac Holding Limited, a company which deals in sales of heavy industrial and farm equipment, from where he defrauded the firm to the tune of $11 million.

Months of forensic investigation into the fraud had led the FBI to the suspect’s social media accounts.

Traces of the social media accounts of the suspects are no longer available online.


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