- The Arewa Youth Patriotic Front (AYPF) says it will protest the indictment of businessman Allen Onyema by the United States
- The AYPF declares it suspects the indictment of Onyema, especially considering the timing
- The group threatens to release the names of Nigerians colluding with some US agents to bring Onyema down
The Arewa Youth Patriotic Front (AYPF) has declared its readiness to march on the United States embassy in protest against the reported $20 billion indictment of Allen Onyema, a Nigerian businessman.
The AYPF said its members are suspicious about the indictment of Onyema as well as the timing.
The organisation said it was sure that Onyema was only a victim of frame-up happening in collaboration with some Nigerians and that this is planned to frustrate his business interest.
The Nation reports that the group's national coordinator, Bagudu Joseph, and its secretary, Yusuf Adamu, said they are behind Onyema, especially for his belief in Nigeria and its unity.
The group said it would name those conniving with foreign interests to put Onyema on the spot.
“The indictment was hasty and ill-motivated as there have been conflicting statements on the saga coming out of the United States.
This sudden purported indictment of Barrister Allen Onyema who has been doing business for decades in the US, and for many years he has never been found wanting until now, raises fundamental questions," the group said.
It vouched for Onyema's integrity adding that even though it is not against due process of the law, the way it is coming for Onyema looks suspcious.
“We are putting Nigerians on notice that Barrister Allen Onyema is been under trial for standing up in defense and unity of Nigeria. He is being blackmailed and this won’t stand.
“This trial is politically motivated and we will not allow it to stand, we have mobilised our members across the Northern States for the peaceful rally at the US embassy," the group said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a court in the US recently issued a warrant of arrest against Onyema.
Reports 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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