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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passport of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, over alleged bank fraud and money laundering in the US.
As part of the ongoing probe of alleged $44.9 million wire deals, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Ifechukwu Onyema.
The National Committee of Yoruba Youth, NCYY, and the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association groups, yesterday said it is disturbed by the allegations coming out of the United States regarding the purported indictment of Barrister Allen Onyeama, Air Peace airline chairman.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has waded into the $44.9 million wire fraud and money laundering case against Air Peace Chief Executive Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema hours after his indictment in the United States (US).
A warrant of arrest has been issued against Allen Onyema of Air Peace Limited for alleged money laundering and bank fraud in the United States, court documents showed.
An Executive Director with Air Peace, Mrs Ejiroghene Eghagha, has denied allegations levelled against her by a United States attorney in Atlanta, Georgia concerning purchase of aircraft, spares and aircraft maintenance.
Air Peace chairman Allen Onyema on Saturday denied any involvement in the allegations of fraud and money laundering leveled against him by the United States Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, in relation to purchase of aircraft, airplane spares and maintenance.
“Onyema allegedly leveraged his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We will diligently protect the integrity our banking system from being corrupted by criminals, even when they disguise themselves in a cloak of international business.”
Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr.
The Department of State Services (DSS) says circulation of a video on attempt to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest in a courtroom, was a mischief.
The Rivers State Government has directed the immediate release of five hundred million naira grant to the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education to enable it continue its transformation programmes.
A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.
Deontay Wilder, the man who may likely be heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s opponent very soon, has slammed him for the tactics he used in his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.
The Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State has taken exception to a planned appointment of caretaker Chairmen for the 33 local government areas in the state by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Emirs in Zamfara have said any move to transfer the State Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo, will be a great disservice to their people given his contributions in curtailing the menace of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other crimes in the state.
Two suspects alleged to have killed a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer in Apapa on Saturday were arraigned at a Magistrates’ court today.
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak took the stand to defend his conduct in the 1MDB scandal Tuesday, as the first of several trials linked to the multi-billion-dollar fraud entered a crucial stage.
A trade deal between the U.S. and China has stalled because of newly signed U.S. bipartisan legislation supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, according to the news website Axios.