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EFCC Avoids Using ‘He’ Or ‘She’ For Bobrisky

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has avoided addressing Bobrisky as a “he” or “she” in a recent press release.

Gatekeepers News reports that self-proclaimed transgender and crossdresser was arrested on Wednesday night in Lagos for allegedly abusing the naira notes.

The commission said the 31-year-old was invited after a viral video of her allegedly spraying and flaunting wads of new naira notes at the premiere of ‘Ajakaju’, a movie by Eniola Ajao.

The EFCC said an investigation revealed that Bobrisky had also “committed the alleged offence at some other event centres and parties at different times”.

the press release on Thursday, the anti-graft agency failed to categorise Bobrisky as either male or female.

The EFCC only addressed the social media celebrity by her alias during the entirety of the press statement.

The commission also accused Bobrisky of laundering the sum of N127. 7 million through a domiciled account.

The EFCC said Bobrisky will be arraigned before a Lagos high court on Friday.

Read the full press release below:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday filed a six-count charge against Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky.

Bobrisky will be arraigned on Friday before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

While the first four counts of the charge border on abuse of the Naira, the last two counts border on alleged money laundering.

In the charge sheet filed by EFCC Prosecutor, Senior Advocate of Nigeria Rotimi Oyedepo, alongside seven other lawyers, Bobrisky in the first count is alleged to have tampered with the sum of N400,000 by spraying same while dancing at a social event at the IMAX Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos.

The offence was committed on March 24, 2024, and is contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.

In count two, Bobrisky between July and August 2023 at Aja Junction, Ikorodu also tampered with another sum of N50,000 by spraying the same at a social event while dancing.

In count three, Bobrisky in Dec. 2023 at White Steve Event Hall, Ikeja also sprayed and tampered with another sum of N20,000 while dancing.

Count four also accused Bobrisky of spraying and tampering with another sum of N20,000 while dancing at another event in Oniru, Victoria Island.

In count five, Bobrisky while trading under the name and style of Bob Express between Sept 1, 2021, and April 4, 2024, in Lagos, failed to submit to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, a declaration of the activities of the said company, (Bob Express), within which period the total sum of N127. 7m was paid into the company account domiciled with Ecobank.

count six, Bobrisky is also accused of failing to submit a declaration of the activities of the company within the same period when another N53m was paid into the company’s account thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 6(1)(a), and Section 19(1) (f) of the Money Laundering (Prevention And Prohibition) Act and punishable under Section 19 (2) (b) of the same Act.

EFCC had earlier disclosed that Bobrisky has been granted bail but she is yet to meet the conditions.

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