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EFCC arraigns Bobrisky over alleged money laundering, naira mutilation



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday filed a six-count charge before a Federal High Court Lagos against Nigerian cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, over alleged money laundering and mutilation of the naira.

NEWSVERGE reports that Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, was arrested by the anti-graft agency in connection with the offence.

According to the charge, labelled FHC/l/244c/2024, the defendant was said to have committed the offence on March 24, at Circle Mall, Jakande in the Lekki area of Lagos.

The agency alleged that he tampered with the cumulative sum of N400,000 while dancing during a social event, by spraying the same in various tranches.

The prosecution also alleged that the defendant trading under the name and style of BobExpress between Sept. 1, 2021 and April 4, also failed to submit to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, a declaration of the activities of his company.

According to the EFCC, within the said period, the sum of N128 million was paid into the company’s account.

It alleged that within same period the defendant failed to submit a declaration to the unit, of his company, where the sum of N53 million was paid.

The offences contravene the provisions of sections 21(1) Central Bank Act 2007, and 19 Money Laundering Act 2022.

NEWSVERGE reports that the defendant will be arraigned on Friday (April 5).

Sandra Umeh

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