Binance executive on lawful trial has access to quality medical care – FG

The federal government has denied that Binance executive, Tigran Gambaryan, was being held in unsavoury prison conditions or that his health was deteriorating in Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, described the allegations as “baseless and misleading.”

This was contained in a statement issued Friday in which the minister clarified that Gambaryan was being lawfully detained and had access to quality medical care whenever needed.

He added that the Binance executive also had full access to consular services from his home government.

The statement read in part, “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. He also has full access to consular services from his home government.

“The federal government will not do anything to jeopardise his fundamental rights to lawful trial, and to quality care, including healthcare, even as he undergoes trial by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

It read further, “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.”