Theresa Buchanan, the magistrate handling the criminal matter, subsequently granted Mr. Okeke “Invictus Obi” permission to see a dentist during the hearing on August 7. She, however, insisted that the doctor must attend to the suspect in custody.
It was unclear how long Mr Okeke had been having issues with his teeth. He was arrested in the U.S. on August 6, just before he was scheduled to return to Nigeria, and arraigned the next day.
The F.B.I. had investigated Mr Okeke, widely known in Nigeria as Invictus Obi, and found that he was involved in online fraudulent activities that had fetched him millions of American dollars in recent years. His arrest sent shockwaves across Nigeria’s social media and blogosphere, having been previously profiled by several local and international media outlets as a model for shrewd business acumen for young people.