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An executive of the cryptocurrency platform Binance, Nadeem Anjarwalla, has reportedly escaped from custody, as stated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).

The Global News reports that Anjarwalla, a suspect in the Federal Government’s ongoing investigation into Binance activities in Nigeria, has escaped from custody.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by Zakari Mijinyawa, the spokesman for the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).

The NSA Office said, “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, 22 March 2024.”

The Office of the NSA took immediate steps upon receiving the report, in conjunction with relevant security agencies, MDAs, as well as the international community, to apprehend the suspect.

“Preliminary investigation shows that Mr Anjarwalla fled Nigeria using a smuggled passport,” it said.

“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.”

Prior to his escape, Nadeem Anjarwalla, who holds British and Kenyan citizenship and serves as Binance’s Africa Regional Manager, was undergoing trial in Nigerian courts.

Anjarwalla absconded while under a 14-day remand order issued by a court. He was slated to appear before the court again on April 4, 2024.

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