Invictus Obi, CEO of Nigerian Firm Invictus Group, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the conspiracy to commit computer and wire fraud. His arrest was made after a 13 month, thorough investigation.
You can read the full details from the affidavit by the FBI Agent by following this twitter thread here.
The arrest of Obinwanne Okeke, AKA Invictus Obi, may, however, affect some Nigerian entrepreneurs. We will expand on two major reasons below.
- Reduced media coverage of Nigerian Entrepreneurs
Obinwanne Okeke has featured across many global platforms including Forbes’ 30 under 30, BBC’s ‘Focus on Africa‘, as well as appearing on the cover of Forbes Africa 2016. His arrest may have these global media houses rethink any attempt to feature Nigeria’s upcoming entrepreneurs which will put a dent in potentials.
- Reduced Global Invitations
As stated in the first point, Okeke isn’t new to features on global platforms. He was a Panelist at a prominent annual forum that brings thought leaders together to discuss how Africa can excel and move forward in innovation and other fields, organized by the University of Pennysylvania themed ‘Wharton Africa Business Forum’ the Wharton Africa Business Forum.
His arrest may require organisations to think twice before inviting entrepreneurs from Nigeria, except with detailed scrutiny to confirm credibility.
Read other reasons Invictus Obi’s arrest may affect Nigerian entrepreneurs here.
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