JUST IN: Bobrisky May Celebrate Eid-il-Fitri in Custody

Controversial figure Okuneye Idris, known as Bobrisky, might celebrate the Eid-il-Fitri in custody following his arrest on April 3.

Convicted by a Federal High Court in Lagos on April 5, 2024, Bobrisky pleaded guilty to charges of Naira abuse brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC had filed a six-count indictment against Bobrisky, primarily focusing on Naira abuse in the first four counts and alleged money laundering in the last two.

During the court proceedings, the EFCC prosecutor requested the dismissal of counts five and six. Bobrisky admitted guilt to the four counts of Naira abuse but appealed for leniency, asserting ignorance of the laws governing such actions.

He pledged to use his social media platform to educate his followers about the legalities surrounding Naira use.

“I am a social media influencer with over five million followers. I would do a video on my page, and I would educate people about spraying money. I will not repeat it, My Lord. I regret my actions, My Lord. I am a first-time offender,” he said.

Following the court proceedings, Justice Abimbola Awogboro set April 9, 2024, as the date for sentencing, ordering the individual to be held in EFCC custody until then.

However, the Federal Government announced on Sunday that April 9 and 10, 2024, would be public holidays to commemorate the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, conveyed this information through a statement by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Aishetu Ndayako.

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Subsequently, it was observed that the sentencing scheduled for April 9, involving Bobrisky, coincided with the Eid-el-Fitr break. Consequently, the court session may not proceed unless Justice Awogboro opts to hold it on the same day.

As a result, the contentious crossdresser is anticipated to remain in detention during the holiday period.