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Naira abuse: "She pleaded guilty. The court will not impose maximum punishment to her - Bobrisky’s lawyer speaks after adjournment
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 6 Apr 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Ayo Olumofin, the lawyer to Idris Okuneye, a.k.a Bobrisky, has said that the popular crossdresser pleaded “guilty” to charges of abuse of Naira when they were read to him.

The social media celebrity was arraigned on Friday, April 5, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Abimbola Awogboro sitting at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos over mutilation of the Naira notes.

Justice Abimbola Awogboro deferred judgment in the matter to Tuesday, April 9, 2024, after Bobrisky pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of Naira abuse brought against him by the EFCC.

The judge ordered that the convict be remanded in EFCC custody pending sentence. The defendant’s counsel, Ayo Olumofin,

Speaking after the adjournment, the defendant’s counsel said; “There is no striking out. She pleaded guilty. The court is the master of the court. So there is nothing we can do about the adjournment. But we cited the relevant section to the honourable court that Idris is a first offender and by the relevant provisions of the Criminal Justice Act, the court will not impose maximum punishment on her

“What is the punishment? Six months or N50,000 fine. EFCC has considered the fine and they have even accepted the defendant's request to stop the abuse of Naira. We are not pained. The honourable court is the master of the court,” he added.





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