FG Confirms Location of Fleeing Binance Executive, Pursues Extradition

FG Confirms Location of Fleeing Binance Executive, Pursues Extradition

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Binance CEO Nadeem Anjarwalla, who had fled from detention in Nigeria, has been found in Kenya, according to information released by the Nigerian authorities.

Speaking under anonymity, a source close to the presidency verified the development and said that coordination with Kenyan officials is being worked on to enable Anjarwalla’s extradition back to Nigeria.

“We know where he is. He is in Kenya, and we’re working with the authorities to bring him back to Nigeria”, the source stated.

Allegations Surface Surrounding Binance Executive’s Escape from Custody

The EFCC chairman, Ola Olukuyede, last month, in a statement, stressed that , “The EFCC is now partnering with the International Criminal Police Organisation, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Kenyan government, to effect the arrest and extradition of Mr Anjarwalla, the fugitive who fled from lawful custody in Nigeria.”


The commission has filed five counts against Binance Holdings Limited, Tigran Gambaryan, and Anjarwalla, the company’s executives, alleging tax evasion, currency speculation, and money laundering.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, EFCC arraigned Binance and the two executives. Remember that on March 22, Anjarwalla broke free from prison and has been on the run ever since.

The Nigerian government moved the case from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to the EFCC after Anjarwalla’s escape.

Amid Tax Evasion Probe, Binance Executive Escapes From Custody

The Nigerian government persisted in its onslaught on Binance for months due to the company’s involvement in manipulating the foreign currency market in that nation.

Recall that Olayemi Cardoso, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, disclosed during the Monetary Policy Committee’s 293rd meeting in February that more than $26 billion had been transferred through Binance without the required paperwork.



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