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Binance: Reps deny bribery allegation, investigate executive’s escape

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The House of Representatives has launched an investigation into the escape of the Head of Binance Africa, Mr. Nadeem Anjarwalla from the custody of the National Security Adviser.

The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Hon. Dennis Okafor on Wednesday during plenary.

Anjarwalla and another employee, Tigran Gambaryan were detained in Abuja before the former escaped out of custody and subsequently fled the country.

In the motion, Okafor said the escape of Anjarwalla from custody was an embarrassment to Nigeria.

He prayed the House to investigate the circumstances that led to the escape.

The House also denied the alleged soliciting of bribes from some persons.

Hon. Kama Nkem Kanma raised a point of order on privilege, stating that the House could not be embarrassed.

Although the lawmaker did not mention Binance, however, CEO of Binance, Richard Teng alleged that some members of the House of demanding bribes from them.

In a blog he posted on X on Tuesday, Teng accused the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes of demanding money during a probe.

Kanma said the House never made such a demand from Binance and called for strong action.

Ruling on the point of order, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas ordered the Clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria to use the media to refute the claim.

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