EFCC Files Six-Count Charge Against Bobrisky, Including Money Laundering Allegations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken legal action against Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, filing a six-count charge against him.
Bobrisky is scheduled to be arraigned before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday.
The charges leveled against Bobrisky include allegations of abuse of the Naira and money laundering.
The charge sheet, filed by EFCC Prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo, alongside seven other lawyers, outlines the specific incidents and timeframes of the alleged offenses.
In the first four counts, Bobrisky is accused of tampering with various sums of money by spraying them while dancing at social events.
In the charge sheet filed by EFCC Prosecutor, Senior Advocate of Nigeria Rotimi Oyedepo, alongside seven other lawyers, Bobrisky in the first count is alleged to have tampered with the sum of N400,000 by spraying same while dancing at a social event at the IMAX Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos.
The offence was committed on March 24, 2024, and is contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.
In count two, Bobrisky between July and August 2023 at Aja Junction, Ikorodu also tampered with another sum of N50,000 by spraying the same at a social event while dancing.
In count three, Bobrisky in Dec. 2023 at White Steve Event Hall, Ikeja also sprayed and tampered with another sum of N20,000 while dancing.
Count four also accused Bobrisky of spraying and tampering with another sum of N20,000 while dancing at another event in Oniru, Victoria Island.
Additionally, in counts five and six, Bobrisky is accused of failing to submit declarations of activities for his company, Bob Express, to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering.
During the period between September 1, 2021, and April 4, 2024, substantial sums totaling N127.7 million and N53 million were reportedly paid into the company’s account domiciled with Ecobank.
The EFCC asserts that Bobrisky’s failure to submit these declarations constitutes 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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