EFCC arrests Bobrisky in Lagos

This was confirmed by the agency’s spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale in a telephone conversation with SaharaReporters on Thursday morning.

The crossdresser was arrested at Pinnock Estate in Lagos on Wednesday night over abuse of naira, spraying of notes, and currency mutilation and is currently being detained at the Lagos Command of the EFCC.

According to the EFCC spokesman, Bobrisky was arrested for mutilation of naira notes and not for his lifestyle as a cross-dresser.

“Bobrisky is with us. He was arrested last night in Lagos and he is at our Lagos command. We arrested him for alleged abuse of naira notes, spraying of naira notes, and currency mutilation, among others.

“We are very serious about restoring the dignity of the naira.

“Though our investigation is still ongoing, but he will definitely be charged to court soon.”


“It is true our boys arrested him yesterday evening in Lagos for naira abuse. We don’t have anything to do with his lifestyle (being a cross-dresser). He was suspected of committing an economic crime and that was the reason for his arrest,” Oyewale explained.

Bobrisky’s arrest comes barely 24 hours after the Nigeria Police Force stated that it lacked enough evidence to arrest him for same-sex activities.

The Nigeria Police Force on Tuesday said it could not arrest Bobrisky over calls to arrest the crossdresser.

There have been calls for Bobrisky’s arrest, especially after social media influencer and blogger, Martins Vincent Otse, popularly known as VeryDarkMan in recent videos condemned the award of Best Dressed Female to the cross-dresser at a Nollywood event.

However, the Force Public Relations Officers, Olumuyiwa Ademola told Channels TV on Tuesday that cross-dressers cannot be arrested because Nigeria has no law against cross-dressing.

He also said there is no evidence to support claims that cross-dressers also belong to the LGBTQ+ community.