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‘Binance executive seriously ill, may d!e in Kuje prison’, Lawyer cries out

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'Binance executive seriously ill, may d!e in Kuje prison', Lawyer cries out

Tigran Gambaryan, the Binance Holdings Limited cryptocurrency firm’s executive standing trial alongside the company in Nigeria, is very ill and requires comprehensive medical attention to avoid his d3ath in Kuje prision where he is presently being held, his lawyers have cried out

'Binance executive seriously ill, may d!e in Kuje prison', Lawyer cries out
‘Binance executive seriously ill, may d!e in Kuje prison’, Lawyer cries out

The legal firm defending the American in Nigeria, Aluko, Oyebode and Co raised the alarm in a letter to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Federal High Court (FHC) and signed by its Partner, C.J. Caleb.

The letter, dated and filed on May 23, which was sighted on Sunday, was titled: “Re: Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/128/2024 – Application for the Provision of Medical Treatment to Mr. Tigran Gambrayan at Nizamiye Hospital.”

The letter indicated that Gambaryan broke down on Wednesday (May 22) in prison and was administered with “Intravenous (IV) treatment for malaria” by the medical personnel.

It also indicated that the defendant suffered from throat infection as a result of the ongoing renovation works at the Kuje Medium Correctional Facility

It added that as a result, the prison is not best suited for his medical treatment and instead, will requires comprehensive medical attention at the best available hospital within the jurisdiction of the court.

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“The applicant broke down yesterday and the medical facility gave him Intravenous (IV) treatment for malaria,” he said

The lawyer, therefore, raised the alarm over Gambaryan’s continous remand in the correctional facility expressing fear for his life amidst his alleged deteriorating health.

Caleb said: “We continue to act as counsel to Mr. Tigran Gambaryan, the 2nd defendant in the captioned suit pending before the Honourable Justice E. Nwite sitting at Court 9 of the Federal High Court, Abuja.”

He said Gambaryan, the Head of Financial Crimes Compliance of the cryptocurrency platform, broke down on Wednesday (May 22) in prison and was administered with “Intravenous (IV) treatment for malaria” by the medical personnel.

“Please be informed that the 2nd defendant, who is an American citizen and remanded at the Kuje Medium Correctional Facility is very ill and requires comprehensive medical attention at the best available hospital within the jurisdiction of this honourable court.

“The applicant broke down yesterday and the medical facility gave him Intravenous (IV) treatment for malaria,” he said

The lawyer, therefore, raised the alarm over Gambaryan’s continous remand in the correctional facility expressing fear for his life amidst his alleged deteriorating health.

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“The Consul Officer at the United States Consul Office in Abuja, emphasised the need for the applicant to receive comprehensive treatment because malaria is a severe disease for American citizens which can result in death because they do not have the immunity that ordinary Nigerians have against the disease,” he said in the letter.

Caleb, who said the defendant equally suffered from throat infection, added that “the Kuje Medium Correctional Facility is currently undergoing renovation works.”

“It is therefore not best suited for the medical treatment of the applicant,” he said.

According to him, given the above, we humbly apply that the applicant be transferred to Nizayime Hospital, Abuja to receive comprehensive diagnoses and treatment for the preservation of his Ife.

“We kindly request that this application be drawn to the attention of the court.

“We look forward to a favourable consideration,” he said.

NAN

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