All that glitters is not gold, Okeke’s false life came crashing down in August 2019. He had visited the United States and was on his way back to Nigeria when he was arrested at one of Washington’s airports, and a two-count charge of committing computer and wire fraud were slammed on him. Okeke wouldn’t be intimidated by those charges, not even on US soil. His ruthlessly mien was on display as he vehemently denied the charges. He hired a Nigerian lawyer to argue his case. And trust a Nigerian lawyer, who is now adept in using technicalities to suffocate the justice system at home, the lawyer, Mr. John Iweanoge argued that the US court has no jurisdiction in trying his client since the alleged crime was committed in Nigeria.
The deal Okeke struck with the authorities in the US before agreeing to cooperate with them entails that a second charge of computer fraud was dropped and his request for immunity against prosecution on the same matter in the US District of Virginia granted. Okeke is expected to be sentenced on October 22. The Nigerian who would have been in American jail for 14 months by that date, is expected to receive a lengthy term of imprisonment of a about 20 years.