The Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Tuesday said it was worried about the United States (U.S.) indictment of Air Peace Chief Executive Officer Allen Onyema and the plan to probe him in Nigeria.
Also, Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) said the allegations are part of an ongoing plot against the Igbo.
Ohanaeze President-General Chief Nnia Nwodo said the body was closely monitoring events “with consummate attention.”
He said in a statement: “We, the leadership and membership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, are deeply worried about the sudden unfolding travails of our illustrious son, a great Nigerian, aviation investor and Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema.
“We are quite aware of his huge investments in aviation that have repositioned the sector for efficiency and provided employment for the teeming unemployed Nigerians.
“We are also aware of his unparalleled magnanimity that helped save the lives of many Nigerians at the height of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
“We wish him well in his ordeal and hope that he will get justice at the end.”
MASSOB accused the Federal Government of being behind Onyema’s travails.