Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi is the focus person for this biographical article. We will look into the Nigerian entrepreneur’s biography, age, education and net worth.
We know that Obinwanne Okeke is an entrepreneur and that he is the Invictus Group’s CEO, an investment conglomerate dealing in construction, agriculture, oil and gas, renewable energy, telecommunications, and real estate, but his profile can not be written with the fraud case that defiled his name. But we will look at his biography, net worth, profile and almost everything else you need to know about Obinwanne Okeke aka Invictus Obi.
Invictus Obi Biography
Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi was born in Ukpor, Anambra State, on 9 November 1987. At the time of this article he is pretty much 32-year-old, as he was named one of the ’30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch’ in 2017 by Forbes. Obinwanne Okeke, raised in a polygamous family, had been brought up by his mother after his father died when he was 16. Invictus is the 17th son of his father’s last wife . According to Daily Post report, his father’s compound is at Nzagha village.
Invictus Obi Career
Obinwanne Okeke was a successful business mogul he named his company Invictus Group. The Invictus group is named by African Brand Congress as Most African Innovative Investment Company of the Year. In 2018, Avance Media nominated Obinwanne Okeke among the 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians.
Obinwanne Okeke Invictus Group is actively focused on the selection, structuring, implementation and monitoring of various private property investments in African and Australian markets. Founded in 2009, the firm, Invictus Group of companies, has over 10 years of investment experience.
Before the Establishment of Invictus Group
Obinwanne Okeke helped start and run other entrepreneurial institutions. Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Obi, spearheaded “Inter Alia” – a project that donated 100,000 books through the Invictus Foundation to children in underprivileged schools across Africa.
The Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, has bagged several honorary leadership awards from local Nigerian organizations to international organizations. One of which brought him to the limelight was when Forbes recognized him as one of the ’30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch.’ Obinwanne Okeke later featured on the magazine’s cover on June 2016.
One thing that everyone knows about Invictus Obi /Obinwanne Okeke is that he is so passionate about people and strongly believes in giving back to the masses. Over the last 10 years, he has inspired both start-ups and individuals from private sectors to invest in the poor and the uneducated individuals in different countries and globally.
Invictus Obi Education
Obinwanne Okeke aka Invictus Obi bags a Bachelor’s and Master’s (MA) degree in International Relations and Counter-Terrorism with distinction from Monash University in Australia.
Invictus Obi Fraud Accusation
Obinwanne Okeke, the founder of Invictus Group who prompted the Invictus Foundation, was later discovered that the young entrepreneur is not what many perceived him to be after he was arrested by the FBI in August 2019 for a massive $11 million fraud in the United States of America.
This was when further research was carried out at the place which Invictus Okeke hails from. Shockingly, the donation of books that Invictus spearheaded did not make its way to his hometown. And his kinsmen say they do not know him, apart from an Akara (bean’s cake) seller who said she knew him as Nnamdi Okeke.
Invictus Obi Relationship
Obinwanne Okeke has never been seen with a woman as his wife. However, he has been seen in videos partying hard with some female friends and male friends too, but since the FBI fraud accusation, Invictus Obinwanne has not been seen tangled with any lady. However, before the fraud saga, the Anambra born young billionaire proposed to his heartthrob in the Bahamas sometime in march 2019. We believe that he would soon be walking down the aisle, but that will be after the fraud allegation dust settles.
Obinwanne Okeke pleads guilty to N4.2 billion fraud
Mr Obinwanne Okeke, 32, admitted to American prosecutors that he had been involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019. Joshua Stueve, a spokesperson for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday evening that Mr Obinwanne Okeke could spend a maximum penalty of 20 years in an American jail. He would be sentenced on 22 October, Mr Stueve said. “A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors,” the court official said.
Robert Krask, the American district’s judge, on Thursday morning certified the guilty plea to clear the way for Mr Obinwanne Okeke’s sentencing. Mr Obinwanne Okeke and other alleged conspirators have been accused of targeting American businesses in a probe led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Unatrac, a subsidiary of heavy equipment giant Caterpillar, was among the companies that had been targeted by the cartel for several years in a business email compromise scheme. It was said that over $11 million was traced to the circle, amid claims that Mr Okeke allegedly used proceeds from his illegal dealings to build a business empire in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria.