Binance Confirms Escape Of Nadeem Anjarwalla From Nigeria Custody, Expresses Concern Over Safety Of Its Staff 

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FILE PHOTO: A composition showing crypto currency with the Binance logo. Picture taken on Nov. 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

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GLOBAL cryptocurrency exchange platform, Binance has confirmed reports that its official, Nadeem Anjarwalla, had escaped from detention in Nigeria.

A spokesperson for Binance, Samantha Fuller, said that Anjarwalla was no longer in Nigeria.

The crypto exchange said its concern continues to be the safety and well-being of its employees, and it is actively collaborating with Nigerian authorities to swiftly resolve the matter.

“We were made aware that Nadeem is no longer in Nigerian custody. Our primary focus remains on the safety of our employees, and we are working collaboratively with Nigerian authorities to quickly resolve this issue,” Fuller announced.

However, the spokesperson did not provide details on how the executive left Nigerian custody.

Meanwhile, the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has confirmed the arrest of its official allegedly responsible for the escape of Anjarwalla.

A statement by Zakari Mijinyawa, Head of Strategic Communication at ONSA, said “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,” the statement reads.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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