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Binance saga: Rep threatens legal action over $140m bribery allegation

The member representing Aguata Federal Constituency of Anambra State, Rep. Dominic Okafor, has threatened to take legal action over a media report that he collected a bribe of $140 million from Binance. 

He stated this while addressing journalists at the House of Representatives on Friday.

He said the publication was an attempt to smear his name and integrity after moving a motion to probe the escape of a Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla, from the custody of Nigerian security.

He said: “Shortly after I moved that motion, which was well received and a lot of people were calling to commend me, I started getting calls from my friends all over the world saying I collected bribes from this very company. I got worried and wrote a letter to Premium Times, the media company that originated the story.”

“I wrote a letter to them which I copied the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Clerk, Inspector General of Police, EFCC and DSS. I asked them to retrieve the information within 24 hours, if not I will take legal action against them.”

It would be recalled that bribery allegations were levelled against members of a ‘federal government’s committee’ by an executive of Binance, an online cryptocurrency trading platform.

 

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