Bobrisky Bags 6 Months In Jail Over Naira Abuse

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a celebrity transgender, Idris Okuneye, a.k.a Bobrisky, to six months in jail without the option of fine.

Recall that Bobrisky was convicted by
Justice Abimbola Awogboro last week Friday, April 5, 2024, for abusing and mutilating the Naira notes following his arrest and arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC).

The court had fixed the date for sentencing after Bobrisky pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of tampering with the N490,000 by spraying brought against him by EFCC.

Bobrisky was last Friday convicted by the Federal High Court in Lagos for abusing the Naira.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro convicted him after a review of the facts of the case.

He also ordered that he be returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s custody pending the judgment.

Bobrisky had earlier, in his allocutus, told the court that he was not aware of the law on abusing the naira.

He said that he is a social media influencer with over five million followers.

The judge then told him that ignorance of the law was not an excuse.
He said, “I know, My Lord. My Lord, I wish that you could give me a second chance to use my platform to inform and educate my followers about spraying money.

“I would do a video on my page and I will educate people about spraying money.

“I will not repeat it again. I regret my actions.”