Air Peace boss Onyema quizzed over alleged $44.9m wire deals


Mr. Allen Ifechukwu Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace  has been interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as part of the ongoing probe of alleged $44.9 million wire deals

About ast night there were strong indications that the EFCC may watch-list a former Special Adviser/Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme Office and the ex-Special Adviser might be placed on INTERPOL red alert list.

Onyema, who was quizzed on Wednesday, has been placed on administrative bail and his activities placed under the anti-graft commission’s surveillance.

It was gathered from a reliable source that the invitation of Onyema was part of the ongoing collaboration with the FBI and other security networks working together on the alleged $44.9 million wire deals in which Onyema, his Finance Officer Ejiroghene Eghagha and two banks were implicated.

From the source: “Our team of detectives on Wednesday interacted with Onyema in our Lagos office on the wire deals, especially on issues involving money laundering.

“The questioning was part of our ongoing collaboration with the FBI and other agencies in line with the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) between Nigeria and the United States.
“We decided to release Onyema on administrative bail in deference to his constitutional right of innocence until proven guilty.

“But Onyema is on surveillance by the EFCC pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.”

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