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Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by abc115: 1:48pm On Nov 23, 2019
The United States authorities have frozen about $14.2 million in bank accounts linked to companies registered by Allen Onyema, the chairman of Air Peace Limited.

Mr Onyema and Ejiroghene Eghagha, Air Peace’s head of finance and administration, were recently indicted for alleged money laundering and bank fraud in the United States.

Both suspects strongly deny the allegations and said they looked forward to proving their innocence in court.

The charges were first made public by the United States Department of Justice on Friday night. Shortly after the announcement, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively obtained the full detail of Mr Onyema’s indictment, which was not made public by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The charges said Mr Onyema used several companies he set up in the U.S. to launder funds and commit bank fraud through issuance of counterfeit letters of credit.

Some of the companies’ bank accounts in the U.S. and Canada had been frozen with their substantial balances as part of the investigation, court documents showed.

The documents showed that $4,017,852.51 was seized from JP Morgan Chase Bank account number ending in 5512 held in the name of Springfield Aviation Company, LLC.

Another $4,593,842.05 held in Bank of Montreal with account number ending 7523 in the name of Springfield Aviation Inc. was also seized.

American government also traced and seized $5,634,842.04 held in Bank of Montreal with account number ending in 515 in the name of Bluestream Aero Services, Inc.

American law enforcement authorities indicated in the charge document that efforts had commenced to secure final forfeitures of the funds.

Mr Onyema did not return PREMIUM TIMES’ calls and text messages seeking comments about the seizures.

In an earlier statement Saturday, Mr Onyema said he was innocent.

“As the press statement clearly stated, these are indictment (sic) that only contains charges,” the statement said.

“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

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/364787-alleged-fraud-u-s-seizes-14-million-in-bank-accounts-linked-to-allen-onyema.html

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by aycapri(m): 1:57pm On Nov 23, 2019
But why, it is too early nah

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by zoeA: 2:12pm On Nov 23, 2019
the US now believes any outrageously rich Nigerian na fraudster

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by IamR: 2:17pm On Nov 23, 2019
zoeA:
the US now believes any outrageously rich Nigerian na fraudster
That is my problem with the USA. I just hope and pray that Onyema comes out clean.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by SonofDevil: 2:19pm On Nov 23, 2019
aycapri:
But why, it is too early nah
investigation has been on since 2010 and was concluded in 2018. Trust me they have evidences against him before they can go to court to issue warrant of arrest and seize the $14m in the accounts linked to him

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by SonofDevil: 2:21pm On Nov 23, 2019
zoeA:
the US now believes any outrageously rich Nigerian na fraudster
let him go to usa to prove his innocence. Usa don't do emotional blackmail. Cos they know the implications. The investigation started 8 years ago and was concluded last year .

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by TechCapon(m): 2:24pm On Nov 23, 2019
Buhari has only two options in this matter, put his foot down like a man and tell the US to fvck off (exactly what Russia and China would have done) or unleash EFCC to effect the arrest of Allen Onyeama and throw him to the dogs to face prosecution in the US.

I think Buhari will go for the second option not because he's a coward but because Nigeria cannot afford to lose the good relationship it has with the US. All those foreign aid worth billions of dollars are worth more than a single individual.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Nobody: 2:24pm On Nov 23, 2019
I love that country,they don't waste time in taking actions at all.i wish we have that kind of system here,all these yahoo boys and pastors would have been nabbed and dealt with....
America amaka. kiss

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by agarawu23(m): 2:24pm On Nov 23, 2019
I dont know if this man is innocent or not but as it is in Nigeria wey we dey so.....before one can save 1m in a year no be moimoi o but these billionaires just uproot from nowhere without traces of their beginning and how they make so much money.

We all know most of these wealth can only be acquired illegally and we have seen examples recently.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Frankyboy1(m): 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
Its only in Nigeria, all billionaire business men are clean,subject them to standard scrutiny as obtained in sane climates, and I repeat,none will come out unscathed

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Richdad50(m): 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
shocked

I have seen on this forum the poor and average rise to the defense of the super rich yet he is defended by no one. Poverty have no relative.

Many top Nigeria business men and women have no honour. They launder taxpayers funds for different politicians.

The day the wind will blow over Dangote, the poor will learn never to sing the praises of those whose history of little beginnings were never documented.

Richdad

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Chubhie: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
cool

Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by agarawu23(m): 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
zoeA:
the US now believes any outrageously rich Nigerian na fraudster
they didnt tag dangote, otedola and co fraudster. If US shoot a shot, they know what they are up to.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Jestin: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
I stand with Allen Onyema

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by jahsharon: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
USA is mad. USA better bring back our money before we deploy Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen to finish US off once and for all. US that is still not able to battle ordinary small ISIS and Al-Qeada should not try us ooo. Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen are both ours and we can deploy them to any enemy nation any time.



This Onyema is simply a money launderer, helping Nigeria's politicians to convert our stolen money into legitimate business.

The good side of it is that he is investing our stolen money in Nigeria and helping to create employment unlike those that keep our stolen money in US, EU and Dubai.

I fell in love with him when he took Air Peace plans to bring oppressed Nigerians back from South Africa at no cost to the people.

In view of the above, since the money laundered is our oyel money, USA should keep shut and mind it's business afterall USA saw Atikuchukwu and refused to arrest him when Saraki smuggled him to US during the last election despite being on US wanted list.

So, this what Nigeria's government will do; Air Peace will become the National Carrier. Government will take 70% of the company's shares while the Mr Onyema and the politicians he is fronting for will own the remaining 30%. However, Mr Onyema will continue running the company because he has proven to be a good administrator of stolen money.

Additionally, there will be a Clause in the signed agreement that GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER EVER RUN AIR PEACE OR FULLY TAKEOVER AIR PEACE. We all know that if government fully take over the company, the company will go bankrupt in less than three months.

As for the corruption politicians that Mr Onyema has been fronting for, I beg let them be, if you want to arrest all corrupt people in Nigeria, our prisons will not take all of them. Just collect back as much as we can and leave them for the devil, he is still coming to deal with them.

Ladies and gentlemen, our accurate time keeper, the panel of judges and my co-debaters, with these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you and not to confuse you that roadside prostitutes are more honest than our politicians.

Thank you.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Pangea: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
This is really serious o!

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by chukwuibuipob: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
cool VERY GOOD.If he's NOT a CRIMINAL, enta plane go US and 'SEW"dem in $billion.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Pavore9: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
It is not just drizzling but raining on him. It is left for him to prove in court that the money is legit.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by prince985(m): 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
angry

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by hustla(m): 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
zoeA:
the US now believes any outrageously rich Nigerian na fraudster

Cos it's the case 95% of the time
.. And trust me, they won't go on a seizing spree if they haven't scrutinized everything well

The FBI isn't efcc or dss, they do their work diligently

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by AtikuNetwork: 2:25pm On Nov 23, 2019
Choi! America wants to finish this guy. This may end up affecting the airline if care is not taken. That much money being frozen can affect their cash flows in the long run. This is not good.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by chukwuibuipob: 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2019
grin winkgrinwink.Nah wah oooo. embarassed sad . Like we dey see am for Nollywood.Emeka hawk gala plus lacasa yesterday, few days later,he wake up in mansion. CC: ipobarecriminals grin bia comma see

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by hustla(m): 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2019
SonofDevil:
let him go to usa to prove his innocence. Usa don't do emotional blackmail. Cos they know the implications. The investigation started 8 years ago and was concluded last year .


Wow 8 years ago
Those people dey monitor person pass in village people

Make e go us na, na handcuffs go end am
grin

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Waakanda(f): 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2019
undecided
Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Nobody: 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2019
Now, no one is gonna believe a Nigerian legitimate businessman. angry angry angry

Got to find a way to leave this country.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by Afiahomes(m): 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2019
shocked shocked

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by jeeqaa7(m): 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2019
Ibo amaka

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by ainas247: 2:27pm On Nov 23, 2019
sad I hope this joke on Air peace Boss is not true..

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by LegendHero(m): 2:27pm On Nov 23, 2019
He won’t be jailed. He will just forfeit lot of money and with a good legal team they will settle out of court.

But the reputation of his company will be lost if not forever coz he won’t be able to secure a deal in any USA ally country and that will limit the reach and expansion of his airline business.

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by futurerex: 2:27pm On Nov 23, 2019
Some group of people will be dragging themselves like this

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Re: Allen Onyema: U.S. Seizes $14 Million In Bank Accounts Linked To Air Peace Boss by ursullalinda(f): 2:27pm On Nov 23, 2019
This is getting serious

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