The National Committee of Yoruba Youths (NCYY) and the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association groups has frowned at the purported indictment of the Chairman of Nigeria’s leading Airline, Air Peace, Chief, Barrister Allen Onyema by the United States government, over issues of money laundering.
In a statement made available to News Hub Mag! and signed by Comrade Odeyemi Oladimeji and Engr. Saleh Alhassan the National Secretary, the groups said the sudden purported indictment of Barrister Allen Onyeama who has been doing business for decades in the US, and has never been found wanting until now, raises fundamental questions about the bad timing and the growing suspicion of many Nigerians over the motive behind the indictment.
The groups noted that Onyeama has over the years built a reputation of integrity, a promoter of peace and a hard working man, and cannot be allowed to be dragged in the mud by what they described as “a western conspiracy.”
The groups said there seem to be a pattern that portends international conspiracy to rubbish one of the few outstanding entrepreneurs in Africa.
They also said the airline boss has been impacting the continent with footprint of integrity as a Nigerian dedicated to the service of Nigeria and Nigerians in difficult situations at various points in time, using his hard-earned income and God given wealth of wisdom.
According to the statement: “As law abiding citizens, we will not object to any process aimed at promoting transparency and accountability. Yet, we will not fold our arms and watch helplessly and hopelessly as one of our finest is being coerced and pulled down in broad daylight, without an iota of any subsisting clear evidence from a joint investigation between the US law enforcement agencies and Nigeria counterparts to determine the veracity of the claims before unleashing this dreadful move, deliberately aimed at tainting the image of Barrister Allen Onyeama.”
News Hub Mag! reports that the statement further urged Nigerians, to rise up to this new attempt to destroy one of Africa’s fastest growing airline, just as it appealed to the federal government of Nigeria to urgently intervene and approach this matter diplomatically.