Nigerian young entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke who was arrested by the FBI in august has pleaded not guilty to the two counts charge of conspiracy to commit fraud at his first hearing on Monday.
The presiding judge at Virginia, federal courthouse, who declared the case as “complex,” revealed that Mr Okeke will remain inside the police custody until February 18, 2020, when the trial would be decided.
Naija News understands that the appearance came a week after a federal grand jury examined the evidence gathered by the F.B.I. and presented by the United States Department of Justice and found Mr. Okeke guilty as charged and recommended him for trial.
It will be recalled that Mr. Okeke, widely known as Invictus Obi, was arrested on August 6 in Alexandria, Virginia, just moments before he was scheduled to return to Nigeria.