Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

By Ojukwu Emmanuel Chiadikaobi

 

In a dramatic turn of events, the Nigerian government has intensified its efforts to bring to justice Nadeem Anjarwalla, the Director of Binance, who recently fled the country amidst an ongoing criminal investigation into Binance’s activities in Nigeria. Anjarwalla, a key suspect in the probe, managed to evade detention and has since become the subject of an international manhunt initiated by Interpol, as confirmed by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris.

The Nigerian authorities are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to apprehend Anjarwalla, given the gravity of the allegations against him and the significance of Binance as an international entity. Idris emphasized that with the involvement of Interpol, it’s only a matter of time before the fugitive is brought to justice.

In the wake of Anjarwalla’s escape, authorities have taken swift action, detaining the personnel responsible for his custody and launching a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. The aim is to ascertain any lapses in security protocols that may have facilitated his flight from lawful detention.

Anjarwalla, a dual British and Kenyan national, serves as Binance’s Africa regional manager and was due to appear before the court on April 4, 2024, before his sudden departure from Nigeria. His flight has only heightened suspicions surrounding Binance’s operations in Nigeria, which have come under scrutiny for potential involvement in money laundering and terrorism financing activities.

The Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with international partners and relevant security agencies, is sparing no effort to track down Anjarwalla and hold him accountable for his alleged crimes. Security agencies are working closely with Interpol to secure an international arrest warrant for the fugitive, as initial investigations suggest that he left Nigeria using a smuggled passport.

As the investigation unfolds, the Nigerian government remains steadfast in its commitment to combat financial crimes and uphold the rule of law, underscoring the importance of global cooperation in addressing transnational criminal activities perpetrated through digital platforms like Binance. Stay tuned to Gatekeepers News for further updates on this developing story.

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