The United States department of justice has established that Nigeria’s stolen money was used to establish Air Peace airline, this according to a new report by the department.
The Department of Justice alleges that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by Kingsley Kuku, the fugitive former Head of the Programme was used to buy aircraft for Air Peace when it started operations, The Will reports.
The DOJ which has been conducting a discreet investigation into Air Peace, according to our sources, asked Nigeria as part of their mutual treaty to transfer the case files of its investigations into Kuku, Allen Onyema, the CEO of Air Peace,
The US govt also about three weeks ago, wrote and asked Nigeria for bank account records of Air Peace, Allen Onyema and several companies it said were used to launder the stolen Amnesty funds. Most of the accounts were held at Fidelity Bank Plc
It was alleged that Fidelity’s outgoing GMD as well as incoming GMD, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, who was the ED that directly managed Air Peace and Onyema’s interest at the bank, have been interviewed by authorities over the matter. Can Air Peace survive this indictment/scrutiny!