Naira abuse: Bobrisky convicted, risks six months in jail

Controversial crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky has been convicted for abusing the naira.

According to Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, who convicted him, Bobrisky risks six months in jail for the offense.

The crossdresser was dragged to the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on four counts of naira abuse preferred against him.

Before his conviction, the crossdresser pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy because he was ignorant 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.

“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,” he said.

With the conviction, Bobrisky could either serve six months in prison, pay a fine of N50,000 or do both.

Section 21 (1) of the CBN Act 2007 states that “a person who tampers with a coin or note issued by the Bank is guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable for imprisonment for a term not less than six months or to a fine not less than N50,000 or to both such fine and imprisonment.”