Air Peace CEO Allen Onyema denied the more than $20 million fraud allegations leveled against him by the USAZ.
The US Attorneys office in Georgia charged the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, for his alleged involvement in a bank fraud and money laundering where more than $20 million was moved from Nigeria through United States bank accounts. They claim he did this in a scheme allegedly involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.
Allen Onyema has responded saying the allegations are false and are in no way in line with his 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.
“Be 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,” Onyema stated.