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Court strikes out fleeing Binance executive Anjarwalla’s lawsuit against FG


Fleeing Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla’s lawsuit against the Nigerian government seeking the enforcement of his rights has been dismissed by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja. 

Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the lawsuit for lack of diligent prosecution. He noted that on March 28, which was the date of the previous sitting in the matter, Anjarwalla’s counsel, Tonye Krukrubo, (SAN), had sought leave to withdraw his appearance in the matter, and the application was granted.

He said the matter was adjourned till Wednesday, June 19, for mention but no lawyer appeared for the applicant (Anjarwalla).

Anjarwalla and his colleague, Tigran Gambaryan, had filed separate human rights enforcement suits, against the NSA and EFCC, seeking an order to release them from detention.

The duo, in their fundamental rights enforcement suits in separate applications, sought a declaration that their detention and the seizure of their international travel passport contravened Section 35 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended).

They claimed the act amounted to a violation of their fundamental right to personal liberty as guaranteed by the constitution, among others.

Anjarwalla and Gambaryan, are both US citizens working for Binance, a crypto exchange platform. The duo and their company are facing charges bordering on money laundering with the EFCC and tax evasion with the Federal Inland Revenue.

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