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Update: Kenya To Extradite Binance Executive Who Escaped From Nigeria



The Kenya Police Service is expediting moves to extradite fleeing Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla, to Nigeria within the week following his arrest.

Anjarwalla who escaped from lawful custody in Nigeria in March, was in April tracked down in Kenya by a team comprising operatives drawn from the International Criminal Police Organisation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Kenya Police Service.

The regional manager for Binance in Africa, “fled Nigeria using a smuggled Kenyan passport,” the Office of the National Security Adviser, headed by Nuhu Ribadu, had said in a statement following his escape from custody.

Government officials conversant with his case told our correspondent on condition of anonymity on Sunday that Anjarwalla has been detained by the police in Kenya.

The sources said he would likely be extradited to Nigeria within the week.

It was further learnt that the arrest of the Binance executive was predicated upon the approval of an extradition request by INTERPOL, Nigeria, in conjunction with the EFCC.

A government source who preferred anonymity said, “Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla has been arrested by the Kenya Police Service, and he would be extradited to Nigeria this week by INTERPOL.”

Another Federal Government source also said “As we had said before that Anjarwalla would be extradited, he has been arrested in Kenya, and he’ll be extradited to Nigeria this week.”

Recall that the Federal Government traced Anjarwalla to Kenya, following his escape from lawful custody in Nigeria.

Following the development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the International Criminal Police, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Kenyan Police Service have deepened talks to quicken Anjarwalla’s extradition.

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