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Binance Executive, Gambaryan In Good Health At Kuje Prison, Nigerian Govt Replies US Lawmakers

The Nigerian government has said Binance executive Tigran Gambaryan, a US citizen, is in good health at the Kuje Correctional Service where he’s being held for alleged money laundering.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris stated this in a statement on Friday refuting a report by two US lawmakers who visited the Binance Executive at the Kuje Correctional Service that his health was failing.

Two US Members of Congress, Representative French Hill (Republican) and Representative Chrissy Houlahan (Democrat) visited Gambaryan at the Kuje Detention facility on Wednesday and posted a video of the visit on x.com calling for his release.

Gambaryan alongside Binance is standing trial for money laundering in a case being prosecuted by the
being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

During their visits, they said the Binance Executive was suffering from malaria and pneumonia and had no access to proper medical treatment and should therefore be released.

But the Minister refuted the report stating he has access to all needed healthcare.

The minister in the statement said, “It has become necessary for the Federal Government of Nigeria to address claims that Binance Executive, Tigran Gambaryan is being held in unsavoury prison conditions in Nigeria, or that his health is deteriorating.

“We would like to state that these allegations are false and should be ignored.

“Gambaryan is being held in lawful detention and has access to quality medical care whenever required,” Idris stated.

He stressed that “It is worth reiterating that his detention is a court-ordered one, and only the court can alter the terms or direct his release.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria will continue to follow due process in its quest to bring Binance to justice — a legitimate sovereign quest that is similarly being pursued in several other countries around the world.

“This adherence to legal and diplomatic standards underscores Nigeria’s dedication to upholding justice and maintaining the integrity of its judicial processes.

“The executive is being treated with the utmost fairness, and his legal and human rights are being protected throughout the judicial proceedings,” Idris said.

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