Deji Adeyanju Denies Representing Bobrisky in Appeal Against Conviction

Human rights activist and lawyer, Deji Adeyanju, has refuted reports claiming that he is representing popular cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, in an appeal against his conviction. In an exclusive telephone interview on Monday, Adeyanju clarified that he has not filed any appeal on behalf of Bobrisky and is not representing him in any legal matter.

Adeyanju’s statement comes in response to rumors circulating that Bobrisky had appealed his conviction, seeking to overturn the six-month imprisonment sentence imposed on him for abuse of the naira.

Earlier in April, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Bobrisky on charges including abuse of the naira and money laundering. While the court dismissed the money laundering charges, Bobrisky pleaded guilty to four counts of abuse of the naira, leading to his conviction and sentencing.

Despite reports suggesting otherwise, Adeyanju’s denial confirms that he is not involved in Bobrisky’s legal proceedings. The convicted cross-dresser’s appeal, if any, would be pursued through legal representation separate from Adeyanju.


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