A rumour which has been gaining traction that Air Peace are the owners of the private jet seized in the US over its owners’ alleged involvements in a multimillion-dollar fraud.
The US federal agents seized a jet belonging to an unnamed Nigerian man indicted in multi-million dollar international fraud.
The private jet was seized at the Peachtree DeKalb Airport, Georgia, United States. The sealed sign placed on the jet reads:
“This property is under detention and/or seizure, United States Customs Service.”
Special agent Thor Whitmore, who watched as K-9 team searched the jet for drugs, said,
“It’s like a game of chess, we try to stay on top of their next move.”
According to Air Peace Corporate Communication/Media Executive, Stanley Olisa, none of its aircraft was seized in Atlanta in the United States.
He said “Linking Air peace to the aircraft that was seized in the US is the act of mischief-makers locally who are bent on tarnishing the image of the airline and its owner.
“We have since learnt that the actual owner of the aircraft appeared in court on Tuesday (last week) in the US but unfortunately, some people are still linking the aircraft to Air Peace.”
This comes after the US Department of Justice charged the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, with bank fraud and money laundering.
According to US Attorney Byung Pak, “Onyema allegedly leveraged his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud,”
“We will diligently protect the integrity of our banking system from being corrupted by criminals, even when they disguise themselves in a cloak of international business,”
But Air Peace CEO has denied any wrongdoings, saying all transactions were done through the Central Bank of Nigeria. He said he has never laundered money in his entire life.

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