Bobrisky To Be Arraigned Tomorrow Over Alleged Money Laundering

Bobrisky To Be Arraigned Tomorrow Over Alleged Money Laundering

by Victor Ndubuisi

On Friday, Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, is supposed to appear before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Bobrisky was charged with six counts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday.

The charge’s first four counts centre on the alleged misappropriation of Naira, while the latter two counts deal with accused money laundering.

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Bobrisky is charged in the first count of the charge sheet, which was presented by EFCC Prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo along with seven other attorneys, with tampering with the sum of N400,000 by spraying it while dancing at a social event at the IMAX Circle Mall in Lekki, Lagos, on March 24, 2024. This action is stated to be in violation of Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.


According to the second allegation, Bobrisky is accused of similarly tampering with N50,000 by dancing at Aja Junction, Ikorodu, during a social gathering in July or August of 2023 and spray-painting the money.

Bobrisky is accused in the third count of using N20,000 to spray and tamper with money while dancing at White Steve Event Hall in Ikeja in December 2023.

Count Four claims that while dancing at a function in Oniru, Victoria Island, Bobrisky also sprayed and tampered with another N20,000.

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In count five, Bobrisky, who operated in Lagos under the name Bob Express from September 1, 2021, to April 4, 2024, is charged with neglecting to provide the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering with a statement of the company’s operations, after being granted a total of N127.7 million into the company account domiciled with Ecobank.

Count six charges Bobrisky with a similar offense for failing to submit a declaration of the company’s activities when another N53 million was paid into the company’s account during the same period. This is deemed an offense under Section 6(1)(a) and Section 19(1)(f) of the Money Laundering (Prevention And Prohibition) Act, punishable under Section 19(2)(b) of the same Act.



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