Convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, who is more popular as Invictus Obi, has said it is insulting to compare him with another Internet fraudster, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi, Yahoo News reports.
Invictus is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a United States prison for $11m fraud.
According to him, while he took to fraud in a bid to empower the less fortunate in Nigeria, Hushpuppi defrauded people in order to show off on social media.
While Invictus has been convicted, Hushpuppi is facing criminal charges for conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams.
Responding to a question on his similarity with Hushpuppi, Invictus said, “It’s insulting. Hushpuppi and I are not on the same level. Hushpuppi could never achieve what I achieved. He cannot run a business and we are not similar in any way. He was out to please the crowd, I was out to change lives, create jobs and conquer the business world. I have done so much for my community back home with my charity foundation, which lives has he helped? Nobody.”
When asked if he disliked Hushpuppi, Invictus responded, “No I have never met him, but I just find the continued comparison very annoying. Our impact on the world is very different. I have made a much more positive contribution to society than he has.”