From Okwe Obi, Abuja

Human Right Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has claimed that the escape of an Executive of Binance, Nadeem Anjarwalla, typified corruption in the system.

Anjarwalla 38, allegedly escaped last Friday, from the Abuja guest house, where he and his colleague were detained for tax evasion, after guards on duty led him to a nearby mosque for prayers in the spirit of Ramadan.

HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement, yesterday, urged President Bola Tinubu to sack the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, and the Comptroller General, Nigerian Immigration, Kemi Nandap, for “allowing, either wilfully or by dereliction, this high profile breach of Nigeria’s national security.”

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Onwubiko said the escape of Anjarwalla and some inmates from the country’s correctional centre was a national embarrassment which should not be swept under the carpet.

“We call on the president to fire the National Security Adviser and the Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration for allowing either wilfully or by dereliction, this high profile breach of Nigeria’s national security.

“Because what has happened can be equated with actively aiding and abetting sabotage of Nigeria’s economy and for the Nigerian Immigration Service and the office of the National Security Adviser not to be able to provide concrete evidence that there was no compromise that allowed this fugitive to escape from lawful custody, then there must be very serious consequences.

“HURIWA is of the perception that failing to provide adequate security and surveillance around this escaped fugitive, which may have made him to escape, is a matter of urgent national security importance and the Nigerian state should look at these lapses from the point of view of possible compromise with corruption, which has totally tarnished the image of Nigeria and painted a graphic picture of a country, whereby the national security can very seamlessly be compromised even by foreigners who allegedly are in deep-seated conflict with the law of Nigeria.”