Nigerians drag Forbes, others for promoting Invictus Obi

Obinwanne Okeke

Nigerians have dragged Forbes over entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke who was arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over conspiracy to commit fraud of over $12 million.

Forbes had in 2016 listed the 31-year-old as one of “30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 to Watch”.


The founder of Invictus Group was also named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018.

Okeke appeared before Judge Theresa Buchanan of Alexandria court division on August 9 on allegation of conspiring with several individuals to access computers without authorisation and using such access to cause the fraudulent wire transfer of funds.

Nigerians on Twitter have taken swipes at Forbes and others, saying the financial magazine should have investigated the source of Okeke’s wealth before listing him as a model for young persons.