Court convicts Bobrisky for Naira abuse, pleads for a second chance

Court convicts Bobrisky for Naira abuse

Controversial crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, better known as Bobrisky, has been convicted by the Federal High Court in Lagos State.

Recall that Bobrisky was arrested at Pinnock Estate, in Lagos State on 3rd April 2024 around 3pm by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for abuse of Naira and money laundering.

Following this, Bobrisky had been in EFCC detention since Wednesday night. He was granted an administrative bail on Thursday but was unable to meet the conditions attached to it.

On Friday, EFCC presented Bobrisky at the Federal High Court in Lagos on a six-count charge bordering on alleged Abuse of Naira and alleged Money laundering.

He pleaded guilty to the first four counts bordering on Naira abuse. Before the charge was read, the EFCC’s counsel, Suleiman Suleiman, however, asked the court to strike out counts five and six bothering on Money laundering allegations. Justice Abimbola Awogboro subsequently struck out counts five and six.

Bobrisky was then arraigned on only counts one to four charges. When the counts were read, Bobrisky was asked if he understood the charge that was read to him and he replied, “Yes, I’m guilty”.

He further pleaded with the judge to give him a second chance, making a promise to use his platform to inform and educate his followers about spraying money.

He implored the judge to temper justice with mercy, citing his unawareness of the law regarding the misuse of Naira. He pledged to leverage his platform to educate Nigerians about the detrimental effects of Naira abuse.

“My lord I wish that you can give me a second chance to use my platform to inform and educate my followers about spraying money.

I’m a social media influencer with over five million followers. I would do a video on my page and I will educate people about spraying money. I will not repeat it again my lord, I regret my actions, my lord”.

The judge then told him that ignorance of the law was not an excuse to which Bobrisky replied,” I know my lord.’’

Justice Abimbola ordered that Bobrisky be returned to EFCC’s custody pending her judgment on a later date.

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