Breaking: Fresh Twist as Binance Executive Sues NSA, EFCC

Breaking: Fresh Twist as Binance Executive Sues NSA, EFCC

  • The National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu, and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been dragged to court
  • The detained Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan sued the NSA and EFCC over an alleged violation of his fundamental rights
  • Gambaryan said he is being detained because the Nigerian government is requesting information from Binance and making demands on the company

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FCT, Abuja - The detained Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan, has sued the National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu, and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Gambaryan is suing the EFCC and NSA over the alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

Binance executive, Gambaryan sues NSA and EFCC
Gambaryan is seeking five reliefs before the court Photo credit:@officialEFCC/@Naija_PR
Source: Twitter

As reported by Vanguard, Gambaryan’s lawyer, Olujoke Aliyu, from Aluko and Oyebode Law Firm filed the motion date March 18.

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According to the motion, the cryptocurrency executive is seeking five reliefs before Justice Inyang Ekwo.

I'm not member of Binance Board of Directors

In a statement in support of the suit, Gambaryan claimed he was not a member of the Board of Directors of Binance, Premium Times reports.

He said he visited Nigeria on February 26, along with fleeing Nadeem Anjarwalla, to honour the invitation of the ONSA and EFCC to discuss issues relating to Binance in Nigeria.

Gambaryan, who said he's an American citizen said after the meeting, he and Anjarwalla were detained by the respondents and have remained in detention since then.

Legit.ng recalls that Anjarwalla escaped from custody after been for alleged tax evasion and other offences.

“The only reason for his detention is because the government is requesting information from Binance and making demands on the company.”

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Upon resumed hearing in Gambaryan’s suit, T.J. Krukrubo, SAN, said though the processes had been served on ONSA and EFCC, they were still within time to respond.

Krukrubo, therefore sought an adjourned date, saying the respondents time to file their applications would expire next week Thursday, April 4

Justice Ekwo consequently adjourned the matter until April 8 for further mention.

Binance: Omokri reveals those who organised Anjarwalla's escape

Legit.ng earlier reported that former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, said Anjarwalla was helped out of custody by influential people, who held powerful positions in former president Muhammadu Buhari's government.

He said the powerful people in Buhari’s government are threatened that Anjarwalla would expose their names.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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