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  • Updated: March 26, 2024

Nigerian Govt sends Interpol after Binance Director following escape from custody

Nigerian Govt sends Interpol after Binance Director followin

Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation, claimed on Monday that there is no hiding place for Nadeem Anjarwalla, a Binance Director who escaped from detention and departed the country after being apprehended by the Nigerian government.

The minister stated that the International Police (Interpol) was actively tracking Anjarwalla.

Idris was responding to the Binance executive's departure from Nigeria.

According to Idris, because Binance is a worldwide company, the perpetrator will almost certainly be apprehended.

His statement came only hours after the Office of the National Security Adviser revealed that Anjarwalla, a major suspect in the current criminal investigation into Binance's operations in Nigeria, escaped lawful custody on Friday, March 22nd, 2024.

According to Zakari Mijinyawa, Head of Strategic Communication for the Office of the National Security Adviser, collaborative efforts between the office, relevant security agencies, various government bodies, and the international community are already underway to quickly locate and detain the fugitive.

According to the statement, security officials are working with Interpol to get an international arrest warrant for the suspect, as early investigations reveal that Anjarwalla escaped Nigeria on a smuggled passport.

The individuals in charge of the suspect's custody have been detained, and a comprehensive investigation is underway to determine the circumstances behind his escape from lawful imprisonment.

It should be noted that the Federal Government of Nigeria, like other countries across the world, has been investigating money laundering and terrorism funding transactions carried out on the Binance currency exchange platform.

Anjarwalla, who is British and Kenyan and works as Binance's Africa regional manager, was being tried in Nigeria when he escaped while under a 14-day remand order imposed by the court.

He was expected to appear before the court again on April 4, 2024.

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