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Spouse seeks US intervention as Binance top executive lingers in FG’s custody 



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The spouse of a detained senior official at Binance, the cryptocurrency trading platform, has reached out to the U.S. Congressional delegation in Nigeria, requesting their intervention for the release of her husband, Tigran Gambaryan.  

Yuki Gambaryan, spouse of the detained Tigran Gambaryan, appealed to the visiting US delegation to urge Nigerian authorities for his release, amid a sweeping government crackdown on cryptocurrency activities. 

Recall that Senator Cory Booker, leading a U.S. Senate delegation, met with President Bola Tinubu in Abuja earlier this week to discuss mutual interests between both countries and the state of democracy in Africa. 

Meanwhile, ThePressNG learned that the agenda of the visit possibly covered requests to the federal government for the release of the Binance senior official. 

Earlier in February, the federal government reportedly detained two top executives of the popular cryptocurrency trading platform, Binance, over alleged manipulations in foreign exchange trading and speculative activities.