Extradition: Air Peace Boss, Onyema, Denies Suing FG

The Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Ltd, Allen Onyema , says he has no hand in the suit brought against the Federal Government stopping the latter from extraditing him by force.

Onyema said he did not instruct Johnmary Jideobi , a lawyer , to file a human rights suit on his behalf.

The Air Peace boss said this in a statement by his lawyer , Augustine Alegeh ( SAN) , on Wednesday .

Onyema said the suit , FHC / ABJ /CS / 1446 / 2019 , filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja by Jideobi was instituted without the consent of the Air Peace CEO .

The statement read in part , “ The attention of our client, Allen Onyema , has been drawn to news reports now trending in the social media suggesting that an Abuja -based legal practitioner , Mr. Johnmary Jideobi , has instituted an action in Suit No. FHC / ABJ /CS / 1446 / 2019 – Johnmary C . Jideobi v . Federal Government of Nigeria & Ors at the Federal High Court , Abuja Division , purportedly seeking the enforcement of our client ’s fundamental human rights .

“ We hereby state on behalf of our client, that at no time did he instruct the said Mr Johnmary C . Jideobi to institute any action on his behalf in respect of the subject matter of the indictment now pending against him in the United States of America . Our client has no knowledge of the said action and did not consent to the filing of same . As a matter of fact , our client does not know the said Mr Johnmary C . Jideobi .”

Amid reports that the US would be seeking his extradition , Jideobi asked the court to restrain the Federal Government from extraditing him .

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