BREAKING: Detained employee not part of our management — Binance

by John Ojewale
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Binance has said that its employee, Tigran Gambaryan, who is currently being held in Nigeria, is not a member of the company’s executive team.

The cryptocurrency trading giant stressed that Gambaryan, an American, is just a law enforcement officer and does not have decision-making authority.

The corporation confirmed this in a statement emailed to The PUNCH on Wednesday.

Gambaryan and his colleague, Binance Holdings Limited’s Nadeem Anjarwalla, were arrested in Nigeria in February on allegations of money laundering.

Among other allegations, the firm and two workers were accused with $35,400,000 in money laundering last Thursday in Abuja’s Federal High Court.

While Gambaryan remains in detention, Anjarwalla has fled the country.

Despite The PUNCH’s inquiry on Anjarwalla’s whereabouts, Binance has yet to react.

Part of Binance’s announcement reads:

“Tigran is a strict law enforcement professional and is not part of Binance management. While he has left the official service of the U.S. government, he has remained fully committed to the role of law enforcement officer ever since, operating as a global advocate for good governance and transparent regulatory financial practices.

“Binance respectfully requests that Tigran Gambaryan, who has no decision-making power in the company, is not held responsible while current discussions are ongoing between Binance and Nigerian government officials.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cc: Punch Ng

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