Breaking News: Federal Government Confirms Binance Executive’s Escape from Custody, Reveals Details on How He Left Nigeria

TheTalk.NG journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and economic issues.

FCT, Abuja – The office of the national security adviser (NSA) has confirmed that Nadeem Anjarwalla, an alleged suspect in the ongoing probe into the activities of Binance in Nigeria escaped from custody.

Nigerian authorities confirmed he escaped on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Detained Binance executive Nadeem Anjarwalla escapes from custody in AbujaBinance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla, has escaped from custody. Photo credits: @dipoaina1, @ShehuSaniSource: Twitter

A statement on Monday, March 25, by Zakari Mijinyawa, head of strategic communication in the office of the NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, said upon receiving this report, this office took immediate steps.

The moves were reportedly taken in conjunction with relevant security agencies, MDAs, as well as the international community, to apprehend the Binance official.

The Nigerian government said Anjarwalla was scheduled to appear before the country’s court on April 4, 2024.

TheTalk.NG understands that security agencies are working with Interpol for an international arrest warrant on the suspect.

The statement by Mijinyawa partly reads:

“Preliminary investigation shows that Anjarwalla fled Nigeria using a smuggled passport.

“The personnel responsible for the custody of the suspect have been arrested, and a thorough investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances that led to his escape from lawful detention.”

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It would be recalled that the federal government has been investigating money laundering and terrorism financing transactions perpetrated on the Binance currency exchange platform.

The statement by the NSA adds:

“We urge the Nigerian public and the international community to provide whatever information they have that can assist law enforcement agencies to apprehend the suspect.”

More to follow…

Source: TheTalk.NG

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