US Postpones the sentence of convicted Nigerian internet fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke

 


The United State of America has postponed the sentence of convicted 36-year-old Chairman of Abuja-based Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke. He was arrested in 2019 for defrauding along with other suspects. He reportedly defrauded American citizens and companies over the period of four years. 

After denying the charges made against him, he finally pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the US government in the investigation of the case. For his crimes, Okeke risk spending twenty years in federal prison and up to $250,000 in fines amongst others. His sentence was initially scheduled for the 22nd of October this year.

On Monday, 5th October, 2020 the US Court, Eastern District of Virginia postponed Mr Okeke's sentencing to February 16, 2021 while in remains in a US federal prison.

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