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Notorious Cross-Dresser, Bobrisky, Finally Arrested, But By EFCC In Lagos

Notorious cross-dresser, Mr Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, popularly known as Bobrisky, has finally been arrested, Wednesday.

He was picked up in Lagos, not by the police, but by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft agency says they have no business with his personal lifestyle, but was holding Bobrisky for economic crimes.

The agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Dele Oyewale, in a chat with a news reporter, claimed Bobrisky is held for mutilation of naira notes.

“It is true our operatives arrested him yesterday evening in Lagos for naira abuse. We don’t have anything to do with his lifestyle (being a cross-dresser). He was suspected of committing an economic crime, and that was the reason for his arrest“, Oyewale reportedly said.

In a statement formally released and titled “EFCC Grills Bobrisky for Naira Abuse” EFCC wrote, “Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have commenced investigation of Idris Okuneye, a.k.a Bobrisky, for allegedly spraying Naira notes.

The EFCC had invited the 31-year old following a video report of spraying and flaunting wads of new Naira notes at the premiere of a movie, Ajakaju, produced by Eniola Ajao, a Nollywood actress and producer, at Film One Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos on March 24, 2024.

Investigation also revealed that he had also committed the alleged offence at some other event centres and parties at different times.

He will soon be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations.

Mr. Bobrisky spraying money. Is this the offence he’s being accused of?

Bobrisky’s detention comes just hours after the Nigeria Police Force said it was handicapped to arrest Bobrisky because it lacked evidence linking him to any specific crime.

Calls for his arrest due to his obscene behaviour have been growing in recent times. Social media influencer and blogger Martins Vincent Otse, popularly known as VeryDarkMan, criticized the award of “Best Dressed Female” bestowed on Bobrisky at a Nollywood event.

Police insist that cross-dressing – whereby a person of one of two genders dresses like the opposite gender, does not constitute a specific clear crime under Nigerian statutes.

However, it is noteworthy that Nigeria does have a Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in her laws passed on January 7, 2014, under former President Goodluck Jonathan‘s administration.

The law criminalizes public displays of affection between persons of the same sex with penalties of up to 10-years in prison, and for individuals who are involved in same-sex marriages or unions a 14-year prison sentence 

The controversy surrounding Bobrisky’s continues to underscores the complexities of managing human societies along virtuous norms, legality and questions of limits of individual liberties.

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Iheanacho Achugbu
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