Tag: Nigeria

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…

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Binance exec Tigran Gambaryan pleads not guilty as judge sends him to Nigerian prison

It took six weeks, but Tigran Gambaryan finally got to proclaim his innocence in a Nigerian courtoom. Gambaryan, a senior US Binance executive, pleaded not guilty Monday to money laundering charges and was remanded to prison to await trial. Gambaryan’s lawyer argued that his client should not be held responsible for Binance’s activities in the African nation because he does…

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Binance Executive’s Nigeria Case Is Adjourned Until April 19 – Bloomberg

A Binance Holdings Ltd. executive detained for more than a month in Nigeria on tax evasion charges had his case adjourned until April 19 after his first appearance in court. Tigran Gambaryan, head of financial crime compliance at Binance, was accused alongside the company of charges including non-payment of value-added-tax and company income tax, and complicity in aiding customers to…

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Binance Executives File Suit Against Nigeria: Local Media

The two Binance executives who have been held as guests of the Nigerian government since arriving in the country in February, have sued the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission for violating their fundamental human rights, local media reported Friday. In separate filings, Tigran Gambaryan, head of financial crime compliance at the world’s largest crypto…

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Nigeria Binance dispute: British-Kenyan executive Nadeem Anjarwalla escapes from custody

A court granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to detain the two executives for 14 days, but their continued detention was not authorised by the court and they were being held “unlawfully”, a source close to the families told the BBC. They were due to appear again in court early next month. “The personnel responsible for the custody…

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Binance Employees to Remain in Custody in Nigeria

Two Binance employees under custody in Nigeria over a spat between the government and the company will remain under detention at least through March 20 following a court decision, their families said. Nigeria detained Tigran Gambaryan, an American, and Nadeem Anjarwalla, a U.K. and Kenyan national, on Feb. 26 after the country’s government accused Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange,…

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Crypto Gets Blamed for a Real-Life Currency Crisis – WSJ

Tigran Gambaryan, Binance’s head of financial-crime compliance, flew to Nigeria’s capital to solve a problem: The government had blamed the world’s largest crypto exchange for crashing the currency. The American, a former Internal Revenue Service special agent, left his wife and children at home in Georgia in late February with a small suitcase for what he thought was a quick…

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