Bobrisky Arraigned at Federal High Court on Money Laundering and Naira Mutilation Charges (Video)

Controversial Celebrity Crossdresser Faces Legal Battle After Arrest and Failed Bail Attempt

Controversial Nigerian celebrity crossdresser Idris Okuneye, widely known as Bobrisky, has appeared before the Federal High Court in Lagos to face a six-count charge related to money laundering and naira mutilation.

Bobrisky’s court appearance follows his arrest on Thursday and a subsequent failure to meet bail requirements, resulting in a night spent in custody. Dele Oyewale, the spokesperson for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), confirmed that Bobrisky would stand trial before Justice Abimbola Awogboro at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The charges against Bobrisky, filed by EFCC prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo and seven other lawyers, consist of four counts related to Naira abuse and two counts of alleged money laundering.

This legal development comes amid previous controversies surrounding Bobrisky’s recognition in the Nollywood industry. The crossdresser received the “Best Dressed Female” award at the premiere of the movie ‘Ajakaju: Beast of Two Worlds’ by filmmaker and actress Eniola Ajao. However, the award stirred division among Nollywood actors, with Dayo Amusa criticizing the decision.

The charges against Bobrisky include accusations of tampering with sums of Naira currency at various social events and failing to declare financial activities related to Bob Express, a company associated with the crossdresser.

If convicted of money laundering, Bobrisky could face imprisonment for a term ranging from four to fourteen years, along with substantial fines. The charges related to Naira abuse, while carrying a maximum punishment of six months’ imprisonment, are comparatively less common in prosecutions.

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Bobrisky’s arraignment at the Federal High Court marks a significant legal battle for the controversial figure, with potential implications for both the entertainment and legal landscapes in Nigeria.

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