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EFCC seizes Air Peace chief Onyema’s passports, restricts movement

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Air Peace boss denies allegations of fraud by US

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the international passports of Air Peace Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Allen Onyema and restricted his movement.

The anti-graft agency has been investigating Onyema after he was charged with 27-count charge of money laundering by the United States Justice Department.

The Justice Department accused Onyema of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplane.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that the EFCC seized Onyema’s passports and restricted his movement on Sunday after its detectives had interaction with the Air Peace chief.

The Commission, it was gathered, took the action to allow for unfettered comprehensive investigation into the alleged scam.

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According to the EFCC, Onyema had so far cooperated with its team but maintained during interaction that he was innocent of the allegation levelled against him by the US Justice Department.

The Commission added that the possibility of extraditing Onyema to the US would depend on the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) between Nigeria and America.

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