- An apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, discloses that it is deeply worried by the indictment of Air Peace chief executive officer Allen Onyema
- The president-general of Ohanaeze, Nnia Nwodo, says the organisation is closely monitoring unfolding events relating to the Air Peace boss
- Nwodo recalls how Onyema helped save the lives of many Nigerians at the height of xenophobic attacks in South Africa
An apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has raised concerns over the indictment of Air Peace chief executive officer, Allen Onyema, by the USA for alleged fraud and the plan to probe him in Nigeria.
The Nation reports that the president-general of Ohanaeze, Nnia Nwodo on Tuesday, November 26, said the organisation was deeply worried by the travails Onyema was facing after his huge investments in the aviation sector.
The southeast group said it was closely monitoring unfolding events relating to the Air Peace chief executive officer.
“We, the leadership and membership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, are deeply worried about the sudden unfolding travails of our illustrious son, a great Nigerian, aviation investor and Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace Allen Onyema," Chief Nwodo said.
“We are quite aware of his huge investments in aviation that have repositioned the sector for efficiency and provided employment for the teeming unemployed Nigerians.”
The president-general of Ohanaeze noted that the organisation was also aware of how Onyema helped save the lives of many Nigerians at the height of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and wished for the Air Peace boss to get justice in the end.
“We wish him well in his ordeal and hope that he will get justice at the end,” Chief Nwodo stated.
Meanwhile, determined to prove his innocence over the fraud and money laundering allegations levelled against him by the US Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, the chairman of Air Peace airline, Allen Onyema, has employed a team of legal luminaries.
A statement from the law firm of A.O. Alegeh & Co said that Onyema is ready to defend himself over the allegations made against him by the US Attorney.
Legit.ng gathered that the law firm also noted that he has a track record built on honesty and integrity, adding that he would take all necessary steps to clear his good name and hard-earned reputation.
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