In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, October, 2020

U.S. Suspends Sentencing Of Nigerian Fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke

U.S. Suspends Sentencing Of Nigerian Fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke

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Obinwanne Okeke

The sentencing of  36-year-old and Chairman of Abuja-based Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke has been suspended till subsequent yr.

Recall that Okeke was arrested by FBI officers in 2019 on fees of conspiring with some people, a few of whom stay at massive to defraud American corporations and people over a interval of not less than 4 years.

He pleaded responsible to allegation of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and agreed to cooperate with the American authorities in June, after months of denying his involvement within the crime.

The sentencing of Okeke whose conviction would possibly see him spend 20 years behind bars with as much as $250,000 in fines amongst different potential penalties, was initially scheduled for October 22.

Nevertheless on Monday October 5, the U.S. court docket sitting within the Japanese District of Virginia introduced that it is going to be resetting Mr Okeke’s sentencing to February 16, 2021. He’ll nonetheless  be remanded in a U.S. federal jail.

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