Police Rearrest Binance Executive, Anjarwalla Fleeing From Nigeria Custody

The Kenya Police Service have arrested a Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla who had escaped from Nigeria.

Nadeem Anjarwalla’s rearrest is a sequel to his escape from Nigeria Police custody after his first arrest over several charges, and had since then been declared wanted until the latest crackdown leading to his capture by Kenyan Police.

According to government sources speaking on condition of anonymity to PUNCH’s correspondent on Sunday night, International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) is moving to extradite him to Nigeria within the week.

Anjarwalla was arrested in Kenya, and he is expected to be extradited to Nigeria this week as confirmed by sources familiar with the case.

The Federal Government had traced Anjarwalla to Kenya after he escaped from lawful custody in Nigeria. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the International Criminal Police, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Kenyan Police Service are in talks to expedite his extradition.

Anjarwalla went into hiding immediately after landing in Kenya, but authorities have located him and are working with the Kenyan authorities to bring him back to Nigeria.

The EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, confirmed that the commission is working with INTERPOL, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other governments to extradite Anjarwalla.

The charges against Binance Holdings Limited, Tigran Gambaryan, and Nadeem Anjarwalla include tax evasion, currency speculation, and money laundering amounting to $35,400,000. Gambaryan is currently in custody while efforts are underway to extradite Anjarwalla.

Credit: Family Writers Press International


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