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EFCC to Prosecute Bobrisky for Alleged Money Laundering

EFCC to Prosecute Bobrisky for Alleged Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought charges against Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, and is set to arraign him before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, April 5.

The charges involve six counts, with the first four counts relating to the alleged abuse of the Naira currency and the last two counts focusing on money laundering accusations.

In the charge sheet filed by EFCC Prosecutor, Senior Advocate of Nigeria Rotimi Oyedepo, alongside seven other lawyers, Bobrisky is accused of tampering with the sum of N400,000 by spraying it while dancing at a social event in Lagos on March 24, 2024. This action is said to contravene Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.

The second count alleges that Bobrisky tampered with another sum of N50,000 by spraying it at a social event in Aja Junction, Ikorodu, between July and August 2023. Similarly, in count three, it is alleged that Bobrisky sprayed and tampered with another sum of N20,000 while dancing at White Steve Event Hall, Ikeja, in December 2023.

Count four also accuses Bobrisky of spraying and tampering with another N20,000 while dancing at an event in Oniru, Victoria Island.

In count five, Bobrisky, trading under the name “Bob Express” between September 1, 2021, and April 4, 2024, in Lagos, allegedly failed to submit a declaration of the company’s activities to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering. During this period, the company’s account in Ecobank received a total sum of N127.7 million.

Bobrisky is expected to face these charges before the court on Friday.

In count six, Bobrisky is also accused of failing to submit a declaration of the activities of the company within the same period when another N53m was paid into the company’s account thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 6(1)(a), and Section 19(1) (f) of the Money Laundering (Prevention And Prohibition) Act and punishable under Section 19 (2) (b) of the same Act.

Bobrisky was arrested by the commission on April 3.

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