Bobrisky Faces Money Laundering Charges, Detained by EFCC

Controversial cross-dresser, Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, is set to face trial for alleged money laundering as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigns him before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The EFCC filed six counts against Bobrisky, bordering on money laundering and abuse of the naira. Among the charges, Bobrisky is accused of tampering with various sums of money by spraying them at social events in Lagos between 2021 and 2024. Additionally, he allegedly failed to submit declarations of the activities of his company, Bob Express, during a period when significant sums were paid into its account.

Bobrisky, who had been in EFCC custody since Wednesday night, was granted administrative bail but has yet to meet the conditions for release. The EFCC spokesperson confirmed the arrest and subsequent detention of Bobrisky, emphasizing the agency’s commitment to upholding the dignity of the nation’s currency.

In a statement, the EFCC disclosed that Bobrisky was under investigation for spraying and flaunting wads of new Naira notes at a movie premiere in Lagos. The investigation also revealed similar incidents at other event centers and parties.

Sources within the EFCC reported that Bobrisky is detained in solitary confinement, occupying a lone cell separate from male or female inmates. He has provided his statement during interrogation and awaits further legal proceedings.


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