Binance claims its compliance officer detained in Nigeria has no decision-making power

Binance has released a statement claiming that Tigran Gambaryan, its Head of Financial Crime Compliance detained in Nigeria, has no decision-making power at the company.

Binance said that Gambaryan should not be held responsible in ongoing discussions between the exchange and government officials.

In February, Nigerian authorities invited, then detained, Gambaryan and the exchange’s Regional Manager for Africa, Nadeem Anjarwalla. Anjarwalla reportedly escaped custody in March.

Gambaryan and Anjarwalla have filed a suit in the Federal High Court in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, stating that their human rights had been violated.

The Nigerian government has accused the crypto exchange of operating illegally in the country and tampering with the exchange rate for the Nigerian naira.

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