Just imagine the SPEED with which The Nation Newspaper reported that the EFCC has set up a Special Panel to investigate the AIR PEACE BOSS AND his acquisition of Aircrafts from the US.
THISDAY reports that the Attorney General of the Federal, Malami is waiting for the letter from the US Government on the so-called indictment of Air Peace. If you by any chance think that all these issues are coincidental, then you know little about the International operations of Governments with vested interests.
The target is Air Peace. The Airline is growing too fast and it has to be cut to size. Remember Arik, remember Aero.
EFCC Claims it is setting up a Special Panel to investigate funds it was aware of when they were transferred. Any transfer or deposit in excess of $10,000 (Ten Thousand Dollars) is reported to the EFCC. Therefore, transfers of over $20million was promptly reported and the documentation made available to EFCC.
The same is applicable to the United States. No transfer of over $10,000 (Ten Thousand dollars) is not flagged and immediate investigative action taken.
When EFCC and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (both from the north) start working actively with the United States to pull down a Igbo Nigerian Businessman for buying aircrafts from the United States, then you smell a rat.
The entire issue is that of alleged improper documentation. There is nowhere that it was stated that funds were moved to finance crime or were proceeds of crime. At the face value, The Nigerian Government is supposed to stand with her citizen. But he comes from a geo-political zone NOT LIKED by the Administration.
Was it not this same Government that stood with a lady condemned for a drug offence until she was RELEASED by the Saudi Government.
According to BBC: “President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the attorney general to intervene in the matter. His aide tweeted the news of Ms Aliyu’s release using the popular hashtag #FreeZeinab.”
The Federal Government found the right explanation and secured the release of Zeinab.
In the Air Peace matter, you will observe the vibrancy of the APC Federal Government and all her agencies and APC Controlled Media to have him nailed and the business destroyed or hijacked by the agents of the Federal Government, the way Arik was hijacked.
If there were issues of documentary discrepancies, then both the banking authorities in US and Nigeria also stand indicted.
It is rather disturbing that after the supplies of the aircrafts, the equipment and all, the US AUTHORITIES will begin the infamous holier than thou ATTITUDE reserved for beggarly African Countries. This attitude cannot be extended to the Chinese or even the Arabs or Indians.
READ THIS: “Onyema allegedly leveraged his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We will diligently protect the integrity our banking system from being corrupted by criminals, even when they disguise themselves in a cloak of international business.”
For transferring money to buy AIRCRAFTS and Equipment, they said he wanted to corrupt the US BANKING SYSTEM. Meanwhile, the whole process was carried out through NIGERIAN and US Banks. Onyema is the not the head of any bank or the CBN. He has no control of any US Federal Reserve System. So how can a set of improper documentation CORRUPT the US Banking system?
AND THIS: “Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division commented on the indictment, “Allen Onyema’s status as a wealthy businessman turned out to be a fraud. He corrupted the U.S. banking system, but his trail of deceit and trickery came to a skidding halt. DEA would like to thank the many law enforcement partners and the subsequent prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office who aided in making this investigation a success.”
Does Bill Gates for instance not have challenges with documentation in business transactions? Has he ever been investigated? Can a US Attorney say the above about a Chinese or British Businessman and not face a reprisal? Can they even say it of Dangote (Nigerian Government official Businessman) without a defence from the Federal Government?
Governments take actions to protect their citizens and their businesses. But for the Nigerian Government and her agencies, they go for the jugular of their citizens alongside foreign governments. Especially when such citizens are from the Southeast.
When the US and other western governments talk about corruption, you imagine which banking system collects all the stolen funds from top Government Officials of African Countries?
It is the responsibility of the Nigerian Government to stand up for her citizens. It is not for the Nigerian Government to join in persecuting South-East Nigerians over flimsy reports. President Muhammadu Buhari should intervene the way he did for the Hausa lady rightly accused by the Saudi Government.