Nigerian cross-dresser Bobrisky jailed 6 months for throwing cash in the air

Idris Okuneye, the popular transwoman known as Bobrisky, who was recently arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for mutilation of the naira has been sentenced to jail for six months with no option of fine.

The socialite was sentenced on Friday, April 12, 2024, by Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

At the time of her arrest last week, the EFCC said that it had, “commenced investigation into her for allegedly spraying naira notes.”

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The EFCC said at the time its investigation also revealed that Bobrisky had also committed the alleged offence at some other event centres and parties at different times. Following the invitation by the Commission, she arrived at the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC on the morning of Wednesday, April 4, 2024, for interrogation and volunteered her statements.

The EFCC later added two counts of money laundering charges to its case, which the court dismissed.

Mixed Reactions Over Bobrisky Jailing

The news has been received with mixed feelings by Nigerians with some calling the judgment too harsh for the crime of spraying the naira.

She was used as a scapegoat. Why no option of fine, please???? What point are they trying so hard to prove? I hope she learns to not always brag on social media that she is above the law when she gets out too,” one person said.

They just used her as a scapegoat and if we’re being fair, she doesn’t deserve it. 99% percent of people at events spray money exactly the way she sprayed money in that video. This isn’t fair,” another person said.

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