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National Security Adviser confirms escape of Binance boss, Anjarwalla

FG arrest officials linked with escape

By Ologeh Joseph Chibu

The Office of the National Security Adviser has confirmed the escape of Binance Executive,Nadeem Anjarwalla from Nigeria cell.

A statement made available to Irohinoodua on Monday the office of the National Security Adviser, (NSO) said he escaped from lawful custody.

The suspect is believed to have exploited the weak, corrupt and vulnerable Nigerian institutions to escape.

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Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari U. Mijinyawa said he was a suspect in the ongoing criminal probe into the activities of Binance in Nigeria has escaped from lawful custody on Friday, 22 March 2024.

The Nigerian authority said upon receiving the report, the office took immediate steps, in conjunction with relevant security agencies , MDAs, as well as the international community, to apprehend the suspect.

He said security agencies are working with Interpol for an international arrest warrant on the suspect .

The office said preliminary investigation shows that Mr Anjarwalla fled Nigeria using a smuggled passport.

The Nigerian authority said 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.

The Federal Government of Nigeria, like other governments around the world, has been investigating money laundering and terrorism financing transactions perpetrated on the Binance currency exchange platform.

Until his escape, Nadeem Anjarwalla, who holds British and Kenyan nationalities and serving as Binance’s Africa regional manager, was being tried by Nigerian courts.

“The suspect escaped while under a 14-day remand order by a court in Nigeria. He was scheduled to appear before the court again on 4 April 2024.

“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,” the statement said

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