FBI Arrests Celebrated Young Nigerian Billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke

The FBI discovered that after capturing the legitimate credentials of Unatrac's Chief Financial Officer, the accused was able to log in and access the CFO's entire Office365 account

The affidavit said Okeke allegedly defrauded a steel company of $12m by hacking into Unatract’s Chief Financial Officer’s Microsoft office365 account and sending phishing email with a fake invoice to the purchase department. Photo: New Zimbabwe





The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke for alleged conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

This was disclosed in an affidavit deposed to by a special agent employed by the United States Department of Justice, Marshall Ward. The affidavit was attached to a criminal complaint proposing to charge Okeke.

The affidavit, parts of which was redacted, stated that the investigation was based on a complaint lodged by representatives of Unatrac Holdings Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial equipment, headquartered in the United Kingdom, who alleged they were victims of the alleged fraud.

He was arrested last week on the last day of his trip to the United States for allegedly defrauding top American companies of the huge sums.

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