More woes for Bobrisky as EFCC files money laundering charges against popular cross-dresser

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought forward a six-count charge against cross-dresser Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky.

The controversial figure is set to appear before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court, Lagos, for arraignment on Friday.

The charges against Bobrisky include allegations of currency abuse and money laundering.

The first four counts relate to incidents where Bobrisky is accused of tampering with various sums of money while dancing at social events.

According to the EFCC Prosecutor, Senior Advocate of Nigeria Rotimi Oyedepo, alongside seven other lawyers, the charges specify that Bobrisky sprayed and tampered with sums ranging from N20,000 to N400,000 at different events between 2023 and 2024.

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Additionally, Bobrisky faces allegations of money laundering related to his business operations.

In count five, he is accused of failing to submit a declaration of activities for his company, Bob Express, to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering.

Between September 1, 2021, and April 4, 2024, a total of N127.7 million was reportedly paid into the company’s account.

Similarly, in count six, Bobrisky is charged with another failure to declare activities of Bob Express during the same period when an additional N53 million was paid into the company’s account.

The actions contradict the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act sections.

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