Bobrisky's mugshot
Bobrisky's mugshot

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday convicted controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, for abusing the Naira.

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

In his allocutus, Bobrisky 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.”

Bobrisky, on Friday, pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of abuse of the naira and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a Lagos court.

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

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