May 27, 2024

Naira Abuse: EFCC Investigates More Celebrities After Jailing Bobrisky



In a recent development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intensified its efforts to curb the abuse of the Nigerian currency, the Naira. Following the high-profile conviction of popular cross-dresser Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, the anti-graft agency has widened its investigation net to include several other celebrities suspected of similar offenses.


The EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, confirmed that the agency is actively probing celebrities who have allegedly engaged in Naira abuse. These investigations have led to the summoning of several high-profile figures for questioning. During these interrogations, valuable information has been obtained, shedding light on the extent of the problem and the individuals involved.


The Naira, Nigeria’s official currency, holds significant cultural and economic importance. Abusing or defacing it is considered a criminal offense under Nigerian law. The EFCC’s no-sacred-cow approach ensures that even celebrities are not exempt from facing legal consequences when they violate currency-related regulations.


Bobrisky’s recent conviction serves as a stern warning to others. The controversial cross-dresser pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of Naira abuse and money laundering. The Federal High Court in Lagos handed down a six-month prison sentence without the option of a fine.


The EFCC’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the Naira is commendable. By investigating and prosecuting celebrities who engage in Naira abuse, the agency sends a clear message that no one is above the law. Nigerians are urged to be aware of the legal consequences and to treat the Naira with the respect it deserves.

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