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Federal Government Reacts To US Fraud Allegation Against Allen Onyema



The Nigerian government has finally reacted to the $20m fraud allegation leveled against the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema.

Naija News recalls that on Friday, November 22, 2019, the US Department of Justice indicted Onyema for bank fraud and money laundering.

The businessman was accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.

Although, Onyema has denied the allegations against him, US government has issued an arrest warrant for the 56-yr-old businessman.

However reacting to the indictment of Allen Onyema, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, said that the American government only goes after lawbreakers.

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Onochie asked Onyema to go “and face his accusers”.

She lamented the manner in which funds meant for the Niger Delta amnesty programme were allegedly diverted into private pockets.

Onyema had worked as a consultant to the presidential amnesty programme when Kingsley Kuku was special adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta affairs.

Source: Naija News