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US GOVERNMENT ACCUSES CEO OF AIR PEACE AIRLINE OF $20 MILLION BANK FRAUD

The United States has accused the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace airline, Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema of bank fraud and money laundering.

According to the statement shared on the country’s Department of Justice Twitter page, Onyema was said to have moved more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts with false documents to buy airplanes.

According to the statement, Onyema used his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud.

“Onyema setup various innocent sounding multi-million dollar asset purchases which were nothing more than alleged fronts for his scam,” the statement reads.

Following the year 2013 when Onyema founded his airline, he was alleged to have purchased multiple airplanes for the airline using funds from the foundations he set up.

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