Nigerians React As Forbes-Rated Young Billionaire, Invictus Obi, Arrested By FBI For $12m Wire Fraud
Nigerians have been reacting to the arrest of Obinwanne Okeke (popularly known as Invictus Obi) by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Obi, 31 was arrested by FBI for wire fraud involving about $12 million approximately 4.5 billion in Nigeria Naira. The accused, less than 24 hours ago was a celebrated entrepreneur who became a sensation when he was named Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 in 2016. He was in fact featured on the magazine cover.
However, it may not be so anymore with his arrest for fraud backed up with a 4 page affidavit detailing facts and investigation by the FBI.
Meanwhile, this news has generated lots of reactions on social media filled with people surprised by his involvement in fraud. Here are some reactions:
On this Invictus Obi case, have you noticed that your regular celebs are not coming online to say "Nobody Holy" … Oh well, that shit only applies when the Nigerian Govt tries to nail fraudsters.
Nobody wants FBI wahala, Looool
— adeda (@tosinadeda) August 16, 2019
Lmao It’s funny to me how Abuja people are surprised at this invictus Obi fraud guy… so all those people buying 12 don p at Moscow you think they work in ministry of Sports??
— The t-shirt guy (@joeycrazype0ple) August 17, 2019
Never heard of Invictus Obi till today. Clearly, I’m out of touch
— Oladayo (@oladayo01) August 16, 2019
The Irony about the FBI's investigation that led to "Invictus Obi" arrest is that;
Invictus claims to have a Master's in Forensic Criminology and Cyber studies.
But was caught only from his recovery email.
— Young Otutu (@YoungOtutu) August 16, 2019
The story of Invictus Obi and Samson Siasia is a message to the Nigeria Police that not only young men with dreads and tattoos commit crimes. People do Yahoo Yahoo with suit & tie too
— The Dámilọ́lá Akínsànyà ?? (@damiakinsanya) August 16, 2019
The sad and most painful thing about this Invictus Obi story, is the fact that it is another major stain, and will make it even harder for legit Nigerian remote workers, freelancers, online business persons to get deals and jobs now.
The average Nigerian may not understand…
— Nwanganga ⚪ (@Pmoney_Talks) August 16, 2019
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