Thu. May 23rd, 2024

By Sola Ojewusi

The Federal High Court in Lagos has delivered a verdict against the renowned social media influencer and cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, widely known as Bobrisky, for the offense of abusing the Nigerian currency, the naira.

Bobrisky, a controversial transgender figure with a massive online following, pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him.

Presiding over the case, Justice Abimbola Awogboro reached a decision to convict Bobrisky after carefully reviewing the facts presented in court.

During the proceedings, Bobrisky admitted his culpability, expressing remorse for his actions. In his allocution, he confessed to being unaware of the legal ramifications of naira abuse. Then, citing his status as a social media influencer with over five million followers, he promised to use his huge platform to enlighten followers of the need for judicious soending of the nation’s currency.

However, Justice Awogboro firmly reminded Bobrisky that ignorance of the law does not absolve one of responsibility. Despite the defendant’s plea for leniency, emphasizing his willingness to utilize his platform for educational purposes, the judge maintained that accountability must be upheld. In response, Bobrisky expressed regret for his actions and proposed to leverage his social media presence to educate others about the consequences of naira abuse.

The verdict against Bobrisky marks a significant moment in Nigeria’s legal landscape, underscoring the judiciary’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the nation’s currency. As details continue to emerge, the repercussions of this high-profile case are expected to reverberate across social media platforms and beyond. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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