Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Onyema Allen The Chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has refuted the allegations of money laundering and fraud leveled against him by US authorities.
Recall that the US Department of Justice had alleged that Onyema illegally moved more than $20 million through American bank accounts using false documents to procure airplanes.
Recall that Allen Onyema’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha is also alleged to be involved in the scheme.
Onyema denied ever laundering money in his life. The Nigerian aviation business mogul, in his reaction, wrote:
“Thank you for reaching out to me. I can confirm to you that all allegations are false and are in no way in line with my character as a person and as a business man whose only aim has been to build Nigeria and improve wellbeing.
“As the press statement clearly stated, these are indictment that only contains charges. I am innocent of all charges and the US government will find NO dirt on me because I have never conducted business with any illegalities.
“Rest assured that I also have my lawyers on this and these mere allegations will be refuted.
“I never laundered money in my life, neither have I committed bank fraud anywhere in the world. Every Kobo I transferred to the US for aircraft purchase went through the Central Bank of Nigeria LC regime and all were used for the same purpose. The American companies that received the funds are still in business. I never took a penny from any US bank or Nigerian bank. I am willing to defend my innocence in the US courts.”
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