How Detained Binance Executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla, Escapes, Flew With ‘Fake Passport’


News Investigators/ The Office of the National Security Adviser has revealed how the Binance Chief Executive in charge of Africa Nadeem Anjarwalla, escaped from detention and flew Nigeria with fake passport.

NSA confirmed the escape from detention of Mr. Anjarwalla, a suspect in the ongoing criminal probe into the activities of Binance in Nigeria.

A statement by Head of Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari U. Mijinyawa, Monday in Abuja, said Mr Anjarwalla “escaped from lawful custody on Friday, 22 March 2024.

“Preliminary investigation shows that Mr Anjarwalla fled Nigeria using a smuggled passport.

Unconfirmed reports say the Binance Executive escaped when he was granted the request to observe the Ramadan prayers outside his custody area.

According to Mijinyawa, the NSA office upon receiving the report “took immediate steps, in conjunction with relevant security agencies , MDAs, as well as the international community, to apprehend the suspect. Security agencies are working with Interpol for an international arrest warrant on the suspect .

“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.

Recall that 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.


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