Fugitive Binance Executive Should Have Been Kept In DSS Or EFCC Facility – Ex-DSS Director, Amachree


A former Assistant Director in the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, has said the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, should have transferred fleeing Binance executive Nadeem Anjarwalla to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Amachree made this statement in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. 

He noted that the Office of the NSA with no detention facility, is not a security agency, stressing that it could have also transferred fleeing Anjarwalla to the secret police for custody.

The security expert said the suspect and his colleague at the cryptocurrency exchange platform, Tigran Gambaryan, should have been placed on a watch list when they were detained in Abuja in late February.

According to him, Anjarwalla and Gambaryan should have been placed on watchlist with the Nigeria Immigration Service with their photos and names flagged at all airports across the country.

“If the man has been flagged as a threat or a suspected person, he should have been watchlisted.

“I don’t know whether the NSA has a detention facility. The NSA is an advisory body to the President. So, if he (NSA Nuhu Ribadu) felt that the suspects should be remanded, he should have sent him to the EFCC or the DSS to keep until the date of the court but to keep him in a guest house where he had telephone access?

“For them now to allow him to go and pray? I think there are a lot of loopholes and lapses there. We have held heads of state in detention and they prayed where they live and eat and sleep.

“So, I don’t see why this particular guy will be allowed to go to the nearest mosque to pray and disappear. There is a compromise,” Amachree said.

The security expert emphasized that the fleeing suspect must have rubbed hands with some conniving security agents.

I’m happy they’ve arrested some of them. Let them interrogate them and tell us how much he gave them,” he said.


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