America only goes after law breakers, says Buhari’s aide on Allen Onyema’s indictment

Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has said the United States laws are only targeted at those who flout them.

In her reaction to the indictment of the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, Onochie in a series of tweets on Sunday, said the American government only goes after law breakers, advising Onyema to go to the United States to clear his name.

She lamented the manner in which funds meant for the Niger Delta amnesty programme were allegedly diverted into private pockets.

The Air Peace boss is believed to have worked as a consultant for the Niger Delta amnesty programme in charge of training repentant militants.

Onyema, who was praised nationwide for helping to evacuate Nigerian victims of xenophobia from South Africa, was indicted last Friday for allegedly laundering suspicious funds in excess of $20m in the US.

His associate, Ejiroghene Eghagha, was also indicted as they were accused of conniving to commit money laundering and bank fraud for several years.

The allegations also included how Onyema facilitated fraudulent letters of credit to American banks to procure aircraft, equipment and luxury goods.

The CEO has since denied the charges, promising to clear his name in the United States’ court as necessary.



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