The Nigerian Federal Government, on Monday, March 25, 2024, issued an arrest warrant to the International Criminal Police Organisation for the apprehension of Nadeem Anjarwalla, one of the detained Binance executives, who escaped from lawful custody on Friday, March 22, 2024.

A statement from the Office of the National Security Adviser mentioned that the detained Binance executive under probe escaped using a Kenyan passport while his colleague was still in custody.

The statement read, “The Office of the National Security Adviser confirms that Nadeem Anjarwalla, a suspect in the ongoing criminal probe into the activities of Binance in Nigeria, has escaped from lawful custody on Friday, March 22, 2024.

In response to the report, the office of the National Security Adviser collaborated with relevant security agencies, Ministries, and Departments, and the international community, to apprehend the suspect.

“Security agencies seeks the help of Interpol for an international arrest warrant on the suspect. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mr. Anjarwalla fled Nigeria using a smuggled passport.”

However, his escape remains a mystery to unravel as soldiers heavily guarded the safe house. However, the report says the soldiers on duty have been detained.

During the investigation, Mijinyawa recalled how the Federal Government of Nigeria, like other global governments, has initiated various measures to fight money laundering and terrorism financing transactions enabled by the Binance currency exchange platform.

The ONSA spokesperson, Mijinyawa, urges the Nigerian public and the international community to provide relevant information they have to assist law enforcement agencies in apprehending the suspect.”

On March 12, 2024, the Financial Times reported that the Nigerian Economic for Financial Crime Commission agency had asked Binance to list its 100 top users in Nigeria and a record of all transaction in the past six months.

This request is central to negotiations between Binance and Nigeria before the escapade of one of the executives.

Ojeyemi Adeleye
Ojeyemi Adeleye
I am Ojeyemi Adeleye, a theatre arts graduate of the University of Ilorin and a masters degree holder in Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo Univerisity. I am a content writer who believes the world can be brought to your doorsteps through writing.

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