The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has stated that efforts are underway to extradite the fleeing Binance chief, Nadeem Anjarwalla, to Nigeria to face tax evasion charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Anjarwalla escaped from custody after he and his colleague, Tigran Gambaryan, were detained by Nigerian authorities.

Garba Umar, Vice President of INTERPOL’s Africa Executive Committee, disclosed plans for Anjarwalla’s extradition while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday.


Umar assured that the necessary paperwork for Anjarwalla’s return to Nigeria has commenced. He emphasized that there are established processes to follow when a fugitive escapes, and INTERPOL is assisting in this regard.

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“INTERPOL will only give information, assist them and inform them about the bilateral agreements and conventions that were signed to extradite a fleeing fugitive and the process is ongoing and Nadeem is not an exception.

“Be rest assured, we have all the cooperation and we are working on it and definitely, one day, he will be brought to justice, it’s just a matter of time.

“We have done all the paperwork,” Umar stated.