Ex-DSS Director Amachree Questions Pursuit of Binance Traders, Calls for Accountability in Anjarwalla Case

Dennis Amachree, a former Assistant Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), has expressed his opinion on the pursuit of individuals trading on Binance, stating that there is no basis for such actions. This comes in the wake of Binance executive Nadeem Anjarwalla’s escape from custody, which has sparked controversy.

In an interview with Channels TV, Amachree analyzed the situation, suggesting that Nigeria should focus on pursuing the company’s executives rather than individuals trading on the platform. He compared this to holding a bank customer responsible for a bank’s wrongdoing, stating, “If we want to pursue the company, we should pursue the executive of the company.”

Amachree criticized the handling of Anjarwalla’s detention, suggesting that he should have been kept in a more secure facility, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or DSS, to prevent his escape. He raised questions about the compromised security that allowed Anjarwalla to escape and called for accountability from the security personnel involved.

Furthermore, Amachree questioned the decision to detain Anjarwalla in a guest house where he had access to a telephone, suggesting that a more secure facility should have been used. He also questioned whether the National Security Adviser (NSA) has a detention facility and suggested that if the NSA believed the suspects should be remanded, they should have been sent to the EFCC or DSS instead.

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