The United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia has issued a warrant of arrest against the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace,Allen Onyema, for alleged money laundering and bank fraud.
The warrant signed by Magistrate of the court, Justin Anand,on November 19 authorized the U.S. Marshals Service to take Mr Onyema into custody.
The extradition treaty between Nigeria and the United States which allows the extradition of suspects in both countries facing criminal charges, might be invoked following the issuance of the warrant of arrest.
Mr Onyema was indicted on Friday for allegedly laundering suspicious funds in excess of $20 million dollars in the U.S.
Ejiroghene Eghagha, Air Peace’s head of finance and administration, was also indicted and an arrest warrant issued equally against him.
Details of the arrest obtained by PREMIUM TIMES said Mr Onyema used several non-commercial entities he registered to conduct commercial businesses in the United States.
The allegations also included how Mr Onyema facilitated fraudulent letters of credit to American banks to procure aircraft, equipment and luxury goods.
See the warrant of arrest as obtained by Premium Times;