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The former aviation minister under Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed worry over continued attacks on Igbo born businessmen being hunted by the President Mohammadu Buhari’s government, seeked to know if it is “a crime to be Igbo in Nigeria”.
In a brief post on his Facebook official page on Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart enlisted names of well to do businessman who is being reduced to zero and ones being hunted to phase out their businesses in Nigeria.
This is coming barely 72 hours after the US government indicted Allen Onyema, Chairman and Managing Director of Air Peace over Fraudulent transactions and money laundering ranging to $20 million.
Kayode implied that the punishment and hunting Allen is currently facing did not just start, insinuating it could be a targeted attempt to face off key Igbo rich businessmen as it began with Jim Nwobodo, Orji Uzor Kalu, Cletus Ibeto, Ifeanyi Ubah to Innocent Chukwuma.
In his words: First it was Jim Nwobodo of Savannah Bank, then it was Orji Kalu of Hallmark Bank, then it was Orji Kalu of SLOK Airline, then it was Cletus Ibeto of Ibeto Cement, then it was Ifeanyi Uba of Capital Oil, then it was Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Motors and now it is Allen Onyema of Air Peace.
Is it a crime to be an Igbo in Nigeria?