Indicted Nigerian fraudster and acclaimed international businessman, Obinwanne Okeke, who was arrested on August 6 in the United States of America by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been slammed with two counts of computer and wire fraud as well as being indicted for $11 million fraud.
The indictment which is the initial process before the commencement of his trial, was backed by the investigation of the U.S. Department of Justice conducted by the (FBI).
According to official documents from the Department of Justice, if found guilty of the charges, Okeke will have to forfeit at least $11 million in cash and asset to the US government, as well as the emerald cut engagement ring found on him when he was arrested, said to be worth millions of dollars.
The recommendation came after the conclusion of investigation while he was still in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. The Grand Jury set up to look into the investigation returned with an indictment of Okeke for the $11 million fraud on September 9.
The Nigerian ‘businessman’ listed among Forbes 30 Most Influential Young Africans in 2016, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted as he is expected to enter a plea deal during the commencement of his trial on September 16.