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Lawyers say Air Peace CEO, Allen Onyema, never involved in fraud

The legal team of Air Peace CEO, Allen Onyema, has said that the fraud and money laundering allegations by the United States Department of Justice against its client and his Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Ejiroghene Eghagha, are false.

A.O. Alegeh & Co, the law firm, in a statement on Saturday, said: “None of the allegations involve any third party funds but relate to his funds utilized in the Airline business.”

The statement read in full:

“On behalf of Allen Onyema, we hereby state that he strongly denies and will vigorously defend himself against the allegations made against him by the US Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia in relation to purchase of Aircraft, Aircraft spares and Aircraft maintenance.

“None of the allegations involve any third party funds but relate to his funds utilized in the Airline business. There is no allegation that any Bank [in the United States, Nigeria or elsewhere], Company or individual suffered any financial or any loss whatsoever.

“The allegations are unfounded and strange to him. Allen Onyema has a track record built on honesty and integrity and will take all necessary steps to clear his good name and hard-earned reputation. He looks forward to an opportunity to rebut these allegations in Court.”

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