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Bobrisky plea for second chance to educate fans on naira abuse

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Controversial crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, pleaded for a second chance to educate his fans on Naira abuse at the Federal High Court in Lagos State on Friday.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro sentenced him to six months of imprisonment without the option of a fine for abusing the naira.

Awogboro said the judgement would be a deterrent to others who are found abusing and mutilating the naira.

The judge ruled that the jail term began on March 24, 2024, the day of his arrest.

On April 5, the court convicted Bobrisky after he pleaded guilty to the charge of abusing the naira filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Idris Okunneye popularly known as Bobrisky grilled by EFCC for naira abuse and mutilation

Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky grilled by EFCC for naira abuse and mutilation

The judge therefore postponed the sentencing to Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

However, the day was declared a public holiday by the Federal Government for the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Bobrisky had last Friday, after his conviction, pleaded with the court to give him a lesser punishment as he was not aware of the law of abusing the naira.

In his allocutus, he begged the court that he was not aware of the law of abusing the naira.

He said that he is a social media influencer with over five million followers.

The judge then told him that ignorance of the law was not an excuse.

Bobrisky said, “I know my Lord. My lord, I wish that you could give me a second chance to use my platform to inform and educate my followers about spraying money.

“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.”

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