Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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    Allen Onyema advises local airlines to stop in-flight services

Allen Onyema advises local airlines to stop in-flight services

Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, has advised other airlines in the industry to consider eliminating inflight services during short-distance flights. Speaking during a webinar organised by Aelex Partners on Thursday, Onyema said the airline will downsize its operations by 60 percent when flight operations resume. He advised local airlines to emulate American airlines who only serve water on similar [...]

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    Former Anambra gov accuses EFCC of humiliating Allen Onyema 

Former Anambra gov accuses EFCC of humiliating Allen Onyema 

Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of  humiliating Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace. Speaking on Monday when leaders of Igbo Mandate Congress (IMC) visited him at his residence in Anambra, Ezeife said Onyema is not the kind of person who will avoid being investigated.  In November, US authorities [...]

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    US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

The US federal authorities have seized an aircraft belonging to a Nigerian facing multi-million dollar fraud charges in the country. According to WSB-TV, the seizure was made on Tuesday at the Peachtree DeKalb Airport in Georgia. Federal agents were said to have ransacked the aircraft for evidence, while another team searched for drugs and other contraband. However, the authorities did not mention the [...]

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    Report: EFCC seizes Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

Report: EFCC seizes 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. The Nation reports that Onyema's passports will be in custody of the anti-graft commission as investigations continue and his movements, temporarily restricted. In November, US authorities had said Onyema moved more than [...]

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    ‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, says he did not instruct Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, to file a human rights suit on his behalf. The US indicted Onyema of bank fraud and money laundering. He was charged alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, who is said to have committed aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme. He denied [...]

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    Lawyer asks court to stop FG from extraditing Air Peace CEO to US

Lawyer asks court to stop FG from extraditing Air Peace CEO to US

Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, has filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja to stop the extradition of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, to the US over alleged bank fraud and money laundering. Last week, the US authorities had said Onyema moved more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving “false [...]

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    ‘Wired $44.9m illegally’, ‘Inflated cost of aircraft’… highlights of allegations against Air Peace CEO

‘Wired $44.9m illegally’, ‘Inflated cost of aircraft’… highlights of allegations against Air Peace CEO

The US has accused Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, of bank fraud and money laundering. In a statement on Thursday, US authorities said Onyema, alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, was indicted on November 19, 2019, on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, three counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy [...]

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    Report: US court issues arrest warrant for Air Peace CEO

Report: US court issues arrest warrant for Air Peace CEO

A US court has issued a warrant to arrest Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace, over fraud allegation.  According to Premium Times, the warrant was signed on November 19 by Justin Anand, a US magistrate in the district court of the northern district of Georgia.  The warrant, the newspaper said, authorised US Marshals Service to bring Onyema into custody.  In [...]

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    US accuses Allen Onyema, Air Peace CEO, of money laundering 

US accuses Allen Onyema, Air Peace CEO, of money laundering 

Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace, has been indicted in the US for bank fraud and money laundering.  The Nigerian businessman was accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving "false documents" based on the purchase of airplanes. Onyema was indicted alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and [...]

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    Onyema: Nigerian airlines not working well because of govt policies

Onyema: Nigerian airlines not working well because of govt policies

Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace, says government policies are the reasons Nigerian airlines are not working well. The Air Peace boss commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal executive council's decision to suspend the national carrier project saying other countries are running from owning a national carrier. "There is this talk that domestic airlines are not doing well. [...]

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