31-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke famously known as Invictus Obi, will be in prison custody until February 2020 for the continuation of his trial in the United States over online fraud.
Okeke’s trial commenced on Monday at the Newport News, Virginia, federal courthouse, following an indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
At the commencement of his trial, the Presiding Judge, Douglas Miller said the case is “complex,” hence Okeke should be remanded in prison until February 18, 2020 when the trial would continue.
The FBI accused him of orchestrating the theft of $11 million from a foreign subsidiary of American heavy equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar.
Upon conviction, the jury also said Okeke should be made to forfeit at least $11 million in asset and an emerald-shaped diamond engagement ring found on him when he was first arrested by federal agents as he was about leaving the US on August 6.