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Alleged Money Laundering Charges Leveled Against Bobrisky

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has instituted a six-count charge against Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, widely known as Bobrisky. The charges were filed on Thursday, April 4, and Bobrisky is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, April 5, before Justice Abimbola Awogboro at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The initial four counts pertain to the alleged abuse of the Naira, while the remaining two counts focus on purported money laundering activities. The EFCC alleges that between July and December 2023, Bobrisky tampered with sums amounting to N400,000, N50,000, and N20,000 (twice), by publicly spraying the money during various social events in Lagos.

In the fifth count, it is alleged that between September 1, 2021, and April 4, 2024, while operating under the business name ‘Bob Express’ in Lagos, Bobrisky failed to declare the company’s financial activities to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering. During this period, a total of N127.7 million was reportedly deposited into the company’s Ecobank account.

The sixth count accuses Bobrisky of similarly failing to declare financial activities when an additional ₦53 million was deposited into the company’s account during the same period. These actions are said to contravene Section 6(1)(a) and Section 19(1)(f) of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, and are punishable under Section 19(2)(b) of the same Act.

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