The South-east Governors Forum on Tuesday expressed support for the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, over the money laundering allegation against him by the United States Department of Justice.
Mr Onyema is accused of laundering over $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents for the purchase of aircraft. American authorities indicted Mr Onyema and have filed charges against him in court.
The five governors in the South-east, in a statement, said the insinuation that some Nigerians or government officials were against Mr Onyema ”to pull him down” was false.
The governors said there was nothing ‘exceptional’ about Mr Onyema’s ordeal, arguing that just like most businesses, ”it was bound to have one…