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Bobrisky Appeals Naira Abuse Sentence, Seeks N200,000 Fine

Last Updated on April 26, 2024 by Silvy

Bobrisky Appeals Naira Abuse Sentence, Seeks N200,000 Fine

Displeased with his jail sentence, Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, the popular Nigerian cross-dresser known as Bobrisky, has filed an appeal.

Bobrisky was sentenced to six months in prison in April 2024 after pleading guilty to charges connected to naira abuse brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC accused Bobrisky of spraying and damaging naira notes during a party.

Represented by lawyer Bimbo Kusanu, Bobrisky is requesting the Court of Appeal to overturn the jail sentence and impose a N50,000 fine on each of the four counts instead.

Bobrisky contends that the initial sentence was excessively severe. He emphasizes his clean criminal record and his cooperation throughout the EFCC investigation.

He argues that the judge placed undue emphasis on how foreigners perceive naira abuse, diverting focus from the law itself.

Bobrisky maintains that the judge should have explored possibilities for a less harsh sentence, particularly considering his status as a first-time offender.

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