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Arrested Binance executive escape from custody



Arrested Binance executive escape from custody
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Nadeem Anjarwalla, one of the two Binance executives detained in Nigeria for alleged tax evasion and other offences, has escaped from lawful custody.

Mr Anjarwalla, 38, escaped on Friday, 22 March, from the Abuja guest house where he and his colleague were detained after guards on duty led him to a nearby mosque for prayers in the spirit of the ongoing Ramadan fast.

The Briton, who also has Kenyan citizenship, is believed to have flown out of Abuja using a Middle East airliner. It remains unclear how Mr Anjarwalla got on an international flight despite his British passport, with which he entered Nigeria.

Authorities are also said to be working to unravel his intended destination in a bid to get him back into custody. An Immigration official in a chat with Premium Times said the Binance executive fled Nigeria on a Kenyan passport.

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