At the heels of the 37 count indictment by the US Department of Justice Air Peace boss Onyema has been invited by the EFCC to come for a face-to-face visit.
The Commission had earlier revealed the formation of a special panel to begin its own investigation of Onyema and finance officer, Ejiroghene Eghagha as well as the two Nigerian banks implicated in the movement of money to and from the US
Also in the crosshairs of the probe will be the Foundation for Ethnic Harmony, the International Centre for Non-Violence and Peace Development, All-Time Peace Media Communications Limited and Every Child Limited all affiliated with Onyema.
In addition to the indictment, the US is seeking the immediate forfeiture of more than $15m spread out in JP Morgan Chase Bank and the Bank of Montreal, Canada. Canada has also since begun the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for both Onyema and Eghagha.
On Saturday Onyema's lawyer, A. O. Alegeh, said in a statement in Lagos, that Onyema “strongly denies and will vigorously defend himself against the allegations made against him by the US Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. “
It is unsure if Ejiroghene Eghagha, will accompany him to the face-to-face or will be called in separately.