EFCC arrests crossdresser Bobrisky for naira abuse

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and detained popular Nigerian crossdresser Idris Olanrewaju, known as Bobrisky, for naira abuse and currency mutilation.

He was arrested on the night of Wednesday, April 3, in Lagos State.

Attempts by The ICIR to get a reaction from the EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, on the arrest through calls and messages were unsuccessful.

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However, media reports said Oyewale confirmed that Bobrisky had been arrested, not for his lifestyle as a cross-dresser but for abusing the naira.

“Bobrisky is with us. He was arrested last night in Lagos, and he is at our Lagos command. We arrested him for alleged abuse of naira notes, spraying of naira notes, and currency mutilation, among others.



    “We are very serious about restoring the dignity of the naira. Though our investigation is still ongoing, he will definitely be charged to court soon,” Oyewale said.

    Over the past few days, Bobrisky has been on the news for several controversial reasons, including winning the ‘Best Dressed Female’ at a movie premiere in Lagos.

    While there was an outcry by Nigerians for his arrest and disrespect to women, a report by The ICIR showed that there is no law in Nigeria yet that criminalises cross-dressing.

    The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also confirmed in a subsequent report by The ICIR that the country had no law with which the police could arrest and charge cross-dressers in court.

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