The passport of the CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has been seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The passport got seized following an indictment in the US over bank fraud,one laundering in tune of $20million and falsification of documents used in purchase of aeroplanes.
A source in the EFCC who spoke to The Nation stated that the anti-graft agency has to first establish a prima facie case before talks of extradition is done.
“Following his interaction with our detectives, it became imperative to restrict his movement to the country because we will need him from time to time,” the newspaper quoted a source in the commission have said.
“We have seized his passports for an unfettered comprehensive investigation. And so far, he has cooperated with our team.
“During our interaction, he maintained his innocence. We have, however, made progress in our preliminary investigation.
“The extradition process is within the purview of the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. You should not forget that the EFCC has to investigate, establish prima facie case and arraigning the suspects in court before any extradition application can be initiated.
“The US government knows what to do as far as the invocation of the MLAT is concerned. We are only fulfilling our own part of the collaboration with the relevant US agencies.”