Bobrisky Faces Charges of Naira Abuse and Money Laundering

Popular Nigerian social media personality and crossdresser, Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, famously known as Bobrisky, is set to appear before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought a six-count charge against Bobrisky.

The charges include allegations of the abuse of the Naira and money laundering. According to the charge sheet filed by EFCC Prosecutor, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rotimi Oyedepo, along with seven other lawyers, Bobrisky is accused of tampering with various sums of money during social events.

In the first count, Bobrisky is alleged to have tampered with the sum of N400,000 by spraying it while dancing at a social event at the IMAX Circle Mall in Lekki, Lagos, on March 24, 2024. This action is said to be contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.

Count two alleges that between July and August 2023 at Aja Junction, Ikorodu, Bobrisky tampered with another sum of N50,000 by spraying it at a social event while dancing. Similarly, in count three, Bobrisky is accused of spraying and tampering with another sum of N20,000 while dancing at the White Steve Event Hall in Ikeja in December 2023.

Count four also accuses Bobrisky of spraying and tampering with another sum of N20,000 while dancing at another event in Oniru, Victoria Island.

Additionally, Bobrisky is accused, in counts five and six, of failing to submit a declaration of the activities of his company, Bob Express, to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering. The charges state that during the period between September 1, 2021, and April 4, 2024, significant sums of money were paid into the company’s account, and Bobrisky failed to comply with the relevant laws regarding money laundering prevention and prohibition.

Bobrisky is set to face these charges in court on Friday, and the outcome of the arraignment will determine the next steps in the legal process.

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