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FG debunks US lawmakers’ claims, says Gambaryan has access to quality medical care

THE Federal Government has refuted reports by US congressmen that Binance Executive Tigran Gambaryan lacks access to appropriate medical care at Kuje prison and that his health is deteriorating.

Gambaryan, who is charged of tax evasion and other financial offences in Nigeria, is now being held at Kuje prison.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, stated today that the charges were false and baseless.

According to Idris, Gambaryan’s imprisonment is legal under court orders.

He reiterated that Gambaryans has access to quality medical treatment anytime he needs it, as well as full consular services from his home government.

“It has become necessary for the Federal Government of Nigeria to address claims that Binance Executive, Tigran Gambaryan is being held in unsavory 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 statement read.

“The Federal Government will not do anything to jeopardize 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 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.”

US congressmen French Hill and Chrissy Houlahan called for his immediate release on Wednesday following their visit to Gambaryan in prison.

According to the lawmakers, Gambaryan has malaria and double pneumonia, has lost weight, and is not receiving proper medical care.

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