Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passports of airline magnate Mr. Allen Onyema pending investigation into his indictment for alleged $44.9 million wire deals and money laundering in the United States (US).
His movement has also been temporarily restricted until the outcome of the probe, The Nation learnt on Saturday.
Onyema and his chief finance officer Ejiroghene Eghagha are facing the probe which followed the EFCC’s receipt of their indictment by the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
Six US agencies, including the immigration office, sources said, are handling the case in America.
According to the US government, the suspects are to face trial for alleged bank fraud, credit application fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.
An EFCC special panel is investigating the Nigerian component of the deals. Onyema, a source said, was grilled on Wednesday.