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Court strikes out fleeing Binance executive’s fundamental rights suit

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the fundamental rights suit filed by Nadeem Anjarwalla the Binance Executive who is currently at large, against the Office Of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Anjarwalla who escaped lawful custody on March 22 and reportedly fled to Kenya, and his colleague Tigran Gambaryan had initiated separate legal action (suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/355/24 and FHC/ABJ/CS/356/24) alleging that their detention and seizure of his international travel passport violated Section 35 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution (As amended).

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Justice Inyang Ekwo presiding over the case, delivered the verdict on Wednesday after Anjarwalla’s legal team failed to appear during the proceedings. The judge emphasized that despite the case being scheduled for mention there was no representation for the applicant.

Consequently, Justice Ekwo ruled to strike out the fundamental rights case, stating, “Therefore, I make an order striking out this case for want of diligent prosecution.”

The Court has fixed July 9 for a hearing on Gambaryan’s suit.

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