An arrest warrant has been issued for the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema by the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.
According to the arrest warrant issued for Allen Onyema, signed by Magistrate of the court Justin Anand, the U.S. Marshals Service are authorized to take him into custody.
The extradition treaty between Nigeria and the United States which allows the extradition of suspects in both countries facing criminal charges, might be invoked following the issuance of the warrant of arrest.
See the copy of the arrest warrant issued below.
Recall that the United States Attorney’s Office released a statement that Air Peace CEO, Allen
Onyema has been indicted for 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.
The international airline’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha, has also been charged with bank fraud and committing aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme.
Oyema has denied the allegation saying he is innocent of all charges as all funds transferred went through the Central bank of Nigeria and he has never conducted business with any illegalities.