Obinwanne Okeke better known as Invictus Obi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Chief District Judge, Rebecca Smith, for fraud to the tune of $11m.
The Nigerian national was jailed for involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11m in known losses to his victims, according to the judge.
“Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
“Today’s sentence further demonstrates EDVA’s and FBI’s worldwide reach in vigorously pursuing justice on behalf of American victims and others and holding international cybercriminals accountable, no matter where they commit their crimes.”
Court documents sighted by The Punch, revealed that Okeke, 33, operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group based in Nigeria and elsewhere.
Obi was once celebrated as one of the Forbes Billionaire under 30. (Punch)