Allen Onyema: Court asked to stop extradition of Air Peace boss

Allen Onyema: Court asked to stop extradition of Air Peace boss

- A human rights activist, Johnmary Jideobi, seeks a court order barring the federal government or any of its agencies from extraditing the chairman of Airpeace Airline, Allen Onyema, to the USA for trial

- Johnmary asks the court to restrain any agency of government from attempting to arrest Onyema in relation to civil aviation contract he entered with American authorities

- The activist says Onyema's freedom has become endangered in the country and likely to be curtailed in the circumstances of the alleged fraud indictment

A human rights activist and legal practitioner, Johnmary Jideobi, has asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to stop the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) from attempting to extradite the chairman of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema, to the USA for trial over alleged fraud.

The Sun reports that Johnmary also requested the court to issue an order restraining any agency of government with prosecutorial powers from attempting to arrest Onyema in relation to civil aviation contract he entered with American authorities through his companies.

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In addition to the above requests, the activist is seeking a court order barring the government and its agencies from granting any extradition request from any country of the world, especially the USA in relation to the charges contained in the US extradition request against Onyema.

The activist insisted that the freedom of Onyema has become endangered in the country and likely to be curtailed in the circumstances of the alleged fraud indictment.

The litigant, therefore, asked the court to declare that the federal government has no power to abridge the fundamental right of Onyema to freedom of movement as enshrined under section 35 of the 1999 constitution

Meanwhile, a court in the USA has issued a warrant of arrest against Allen Onyema, the chairman of Nigerian airline, Air Peace Limited for alleged money laundering and bank fraud.

Premium Times in an exclusive report on Saturday, November 23, said court documents it cited showed that the warrant was signed by Justin Anand, an American magistrate of the US District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, on November 19.

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The newspaper noted that it was unable to get a reaction from Onyema over the issue as his location could not be ascertained when the news was published.

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