Obi who was charged with two counts of computer fraud and wire fraud, also said
that he decided to plead guilty because he realized that the investigators’
findings and the prosecutors’ ‘declaration of facts’ filed in court are true
crime “was wisely, intentionally and unlawfully undertaken and not as a
result of an accident, mistake or other innocent cause.” had the matter
proceeded to trial, he was sure the United States authorities would prove the
allegations against him beyond a reasonable doubt.
in the Statement of Facts submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia by G. Zachary Terwilliger (United States attorney), Brian
J. Samuels (assistant United States Attorney) and Mathew P. Mattis ( special
assistant United States attorney).
on June 18 as the ‘businessman’, also known as Invictus Obi in Nigeria, capitulated
and pleaded guilty. He is to be sentenced on October 22.
also agreed, saying pleading guilty remained the best course of action for his
Statement of Facts with him,” Mr Iweanoge said.
stipulate to these facts is an informed and voluntary one.”