How Binance exec made daring escape from Nigerian custody after prayer service – DL News

Even as Nigerian courts were poised to extend their detention for another two weeks, Anjarwalla, a British lawyer educated at Oxford and Stanford, was making other plans.

On Friday, he persuaded state security guards to let him attend prayers in a mosque adjacent to the guest house where has been detained. Anjarwalla is an observant Muslim who has been fasting during Ramadan.

Yet Anjarwalla failed to emerge with the other congregants at the end of the prayers. That led to a frenzied search of the surrounding areas but he was not found.

The authorities later learned Anjarwalla flew out of the country. It became apparent that while he had surrendered his UK passport he must have kept his Kenyan one, a person familiar with the matter told DL News.

The guards who were assigned to him have been detained for questioning in connection with Anjarwalla’s escape, the person familiar with the probe said.

State security officials are trying to figure out how Anjarwalla was able to coordinate the escape attempt and gain access to his Kenyan passport.

Source: How Binance exec made daring escape from Nigerian custody after prayer service – DL News