Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the ultimate forfeiture of N235,451,969 traced to the account of a convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.
Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, introduced this in a press release on Thursday.
Okeke, the Chief Government Officer of Invictus Group, pleaded responsible to 2 prices: laptop fraud and wire fraud.
DAILY POST reported his arrest in August 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Okeke, who made it into Forbes Africa’s Underneath 30 Listing in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a metal firm’s CEO was hacked.
The FBI was contacted concerning the rip-off by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Restricted, the export gross sales workplace for Caterpillar heavy industrial and agency tools.
On March 23, 2020, Justice Liman ordered the interim forfeiture of the cash domiciled in First Metropolis Monument Financial institution (FCMB).
This was sequel to an ex parte utility dated December 18, 2019, by the Lagos Zonal Workplace of the EFCC.
The Choose ordered the EFCC to promote the identical in any nationwide newspaper for anybody to point out trigger why the mentioned cash shouldn’t be lastly forfeited to Nigeria.
After the publication of the order, the EFCC on June 2, 2020, filed a Movement on Discover searching for seizure.
In courtroom on November 12, 2020, EFCC counsel, I. Sulaiman, prayed for the confiscation.
Justice Liman granted and ordered the ultimate forfeiture of the cash to the Federal Authorities.