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Bobrisky pleads guilty in court

Idris Okuneye, crossdresser and social media celebrity known as Bobrisky, has pleaded guilty to one of the four charges filed against him by the Economic…

Idris Okuneye, crossdresser and social media celebrity known as Bobrisky, has pleaded guilty to one of the four charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Daily Trust had reported how the anti-graft agency arraigned him before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of a Federal High Court in Lagos.

He was originally arraigned on a six-count charge, but two of the charges were dropped  following a discussion between the parties..

When the charge bordering on naira abuse was read to him, Bobrisky responded by saying, “Yes, I am guilty”.

The charges against the crossdresser are: “Tampering with the sum of N400,000 by spraying the same while dancing at a social event at the IMAX Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos. The offence was committed on 24 March 2024 and is contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.

“In count two, Bobrisky, between July and August 2023 at Aja Junction, Ikorodu, also tampered with another sum of N50,000 by spraying the same at a social event while dancing.

“In count three, Bobrisky, in December 2023 at White Steve Event Hall, Ikeja also sprayed and tampered with another sum of N20,000 while dancing.

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

“In count five, Bobrisky, while trading under the name and style of Bob Express between 1 September 2021 and 4 April 2024 in Lagos, failed to submit to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering a declaration of the activities of the said company, (Bob Express), within which period the total sum of N127. 7m was paid into the company account domiciled with Ecobank.

“In count six, Bobrisky is also accused of failing to submit a declaration of the activities of the company within the same period when another N53 million was paid into the company’s account, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 6(1)(a), and Section 19(1) (f) of the Money Laundering (Prevention And Prohibition) Act and punishable under Section 19 (2) (b) of the same Act.”

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