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EFCC seizes Allen Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

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.

EFCC quizzes Air Peace chief over ‘$44.9 million wire deals’

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.

US indictment: Yoruba Youths, Miyetti Allah stand with Air Peace chief

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.

EFCC special panel to investigate Air Peace chief over $44.9 million wire deals

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).

US court issues warrant of arrest for indicted Air Peace chief

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.
AIr Peace CEO Ejiroghene Eghagha (left) signs a deal for more E-Jets with Embraer Commercial Aviation CEO John Slattery. (Photo- Embraer)

Air Peace director denies money laundering allegations by US attorney

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’s Allen Onyeama denies fraud, money laundering allegations

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.
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US DOJ’s statement on Allen Onyema’s fraud indictment — full text

“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.”

Air Peace chief indicted for fraud in US

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.

Air Peace signs $212.6 million Embraer pact

The deal, according the airline’s spokesman, Kingsley Olisa, is a confirmation purchase rights from the original agreement signed with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer earlier in April.

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