June 4, 2024
Yuki Gambaryan Calls for Medical Attention for Detained Husband
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Yuki Gambaryan Calls for Medical Attention for Detained Husband

Yuki Gambaryan, the wife of detained Binance official Tigran Gambaryan, has raised concerns that her husband remains in Kuje prison despite a court order for his transfer to a hospital for medical care.

In a press release, Yuki urgently appealed to the Nigerian authorities to comply with the court order, ensuring Gambaryan receives the necessary medical treatment. She implored President Bola Tinubu’s government to honor the court’s decision and facilitate her husband’s transfer to a hospital. Additionally, Mrs. Gambaryan called on the American government to help secure her husband’s release.

“I am devastated and shocked that, despite the court’s clear directive for his admission to a hospital, the authorities have not allowed him to leave the very prison causing his illness.”

Legal and Health Issues Surrounding Tigran Gambaryan

Last week, Tigran Gambaryan collapsed while appearing before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on charges of money laundering. Previously, Gambaryan had failed to appear in court on the same day for a separate arraignment on tax evasion charges brought by the Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). However, he did attend court for the money laundering charges.

On May 22, Mark Mordi, Gambaryan’s legal representative, informed the court that his client had been unwell since the previous trial date and continued to experience health problems. Aluko and Oyebode, the legal representatives for Binance Holdings, also expressed concerns regarding Gambaryan’s health. Partner C.J. Caleb conveyed these concerns in a letter to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court.

Caleb mentioned that Gambaryan was receiving “intravenous (IV) treatment for malaria” from the healthcare staff. He also noted that Gambaryan was suffering from a throat infection and highlighted that the Kuje Medium Correctional Facility, currently undergoing renovations, was unsuitable for the medical treatment needed by Gambaryan.

Context and Broader Implications for Binance in Nigeria

Gambaryan’s illness occurred three months after he and his colleague Nadeem Anjarwalla were arrested during an official visit to Nigeria in February. In Nigeria, the cryptocurrency trading platform Binance faces numerous charges, including allegations of money laundering and tax evasion amounting to $35 million.

These legal troubles come amid a broader crackdown by Nigerian authorities on cryptocurrencies, which they believe facilitate speculation and manipulation of the naira. In response to these actions, the Nigerian federal government has blocked Binance’s website for Nigerian users. Consequently, Binance disabled its P2P function and exited the Nigerian market.

The situation highlights the challenging regulatory environment for cryptocurrency platforms operating in Nigeria. As Yuki Gambaryan continues her plea for her husband’s medical transfer, the case underscores the complex interplay between legal, health, and regulatory issues in the ongoing saga involving Binance and Nigerian authorities.

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