Bob Risky Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

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Bob Risky receives six-month jail sentence. Explore the details of the verdict and its impact. Read now for more.

A Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted well-known Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky to six months in prison for manipulating and misusing the Naira. According to the laws of the West African nation, tampering with Naira notes or coins is illegal and subject to punishment.

The transvestite, whose real name is Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, was sentenced on Friday, April 12, and Vanguard Nigeria claimed that he was not offered the chance to pay a fee.

Judge Justice Abimbola Awogboro stated that this is to serve as an example and discourage others from causing future damage to the currency in any manner. Bobrisky entered a guilty plea to charges pertaining to the misuse of the Naira, and the Federal High Court in Lagos found him guilty.

The social media influencer said in court on Friday, April 5, that he had no idea that tampering with Naira notes or coins is illegal. This was reported by Punch Nigeria on Friday, April 5.

Bobrisky expressed his regret to the court and said that if given another chance, he would use it to warn his supporters against money-spraying.Nevertheless, two of the allegations of money laundering were withdrawn.

 

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