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The arrest of the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke, who in 2016 made it into Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 Listby the Federal Bureau of  Investigation (FBI), has stirred controversy in the media space. 

As reported on Nairametrics, Okeke was arrested by the FBI over $11 million wire fraud after an Office365 account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The suspect was said to have conspired with several individuals to access the CEO’s computers without authorization.

According to an Affidavit seen, Marshall Ward, a Special Agent of FBI, said Okeke’s intention, alongside other conspirators, was to initiate a fraudulent transfer of funds. Ward stated that Okeke should be charged for conspiracy to commit computer fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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The controversy: Following Okeke’s arrest, thousands of twitter users have taken to the social media space to express their disappointment in Forbes, and at the same time, knock Okeke for the global disgrace he has caused other Nigerians.


See reactions below –


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The backstory: It was learnt that the FBI was contacted by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial and firm equipment, last year after they experienced a fraudulent wire transfer of $11 million through an email compromise. 

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Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.


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