- A sizeable percentage of Nigerians who voted in Legit.ng's opinion poll have urged the federal government to defend Onyema
- On Twitter, 53% of Nigerians asked Onyema to defend himself as against 34% who said the FG should defend him
- The Air Peace boss was charged with bank fraud and money laundering by the United States Department of Justice
Nigerians have called on the federal government to defend Allen Onyema, the chairman and chief executive officer of Nigerian airline, Air Peace Limited, over an indictment by the United States of America.
In a poll conducted by Legit.ng, 64% of Nigerians on Facebook urged the federal government to come to the aid of the embattled chairman while 36% asked Onyema to defend himself against allegations against him.
Meanwhile, things are slightly different on Twitter where 53% of Nigerians asked Onyema to defend himself as against 34% who said the FG should defend him.
Onyema might be extradited to face the charges against him as the US and Nigeria have a mutual legal assistance policy that allows both countries to extradite suspects facing criminal charges.
Legit.ng had reported that when the indictment was issued against Onyema, the development caused heated arguments among Nigerians on social media regarding the real nature of the fraud the prominent Nigerian business mogul was accused of committing, especially when the charge did not indicate an individual was duped or defrauded.
Meanwhile, in an explainer, Legit.ng highlighted the offences Onyema was accused of committing, according to the charge sheets released in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atalanta Division.
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