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Naira Abuse: Court Will Not Impose Maximum Punishment On Bobrisky, Lawyer Says



Bobrisky’s lawyer, Ayo Olumofin, has said that the popular crossdresser pleaded “guilty” to charges of abuse of Naira and will thus not be given the maximum punishment by the court.

Recall that 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  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, while speaking after the adjournment, 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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