Nigerians are reacting to the latest update on Obinwanne Okeke popularly known as Invictus Obi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud.
The 33-year-old was convicted on Tuesday, February 16, after being found guilty of internet fraud to the tune of $11 million between 2015 and 2019.
The Nigerian national, who operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group based in Nigeria and abroad and was listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 category for his business exploits and wealth, was arrested by the FBI in August 2019 on charges of computer and wire fraud.
The news of Invictus Obi’s jail sentence has become a hot topic on social media, with netizens condemning him for deceiving people struggling to make it legally with motivational speeches, while he made his fortune through fraud.
See some of the reactions below,
Twitter influencer @pengmanmodel, wrote,
“This fraud case with Obinwanne Okeke aka Invictus Obi is perfect example of people doing shady things & using entrepreneurship to cover it up.
It’s sad that a lot of our youths look up to some of these people who aren’t straight with their sources of income.”
“When Obinwanne Okeke (invictus Obi) was flaunting illegal money, friends were all over him, even Forbes recognized him.
Now that owo palaba ti segi, no one can boldly come out to say “he’s my friend”.
My dear, owo epo laraye nba ni la.”