Bobrisky submits an appeal notice challenging his sentence.

The well-known crossdresser Idris Okuneye Olanrewaju, also known as Bobrisky, has filed a notice of appeal against his conviction in the Federal High Court of Lagos.

Bobrisky asked the Court of Appeal to impose a fine of N50,000 on each of the counts against him in lieu of the maximum six-month prison sentence that had been imposed on him in his notice of appeal.

On Friday, April 12, Bobrisky was found guilty of abusing naira and given a six-month prison sentence without the possibility of release.

Bobrisky’s attorney filed an appeal, arguing that the trial judge had erred in law and fact by imposing the maximum sentence of months in prison on the appellant without providing an option for a fine.

This was in violation of Section 416(2)d of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2015 (“ADCJA”), which outlined the trial court’s required guidelines for sentencing following a conviction for a first-time offender, such as the appellant.

Thus, the appeal “is seeking an order setting aside the maximum sentence of six months imprisonment imposed on the appellant and replacing it with the imposition of a fine in the amount of N50,000 on each of the counts against the appellant.”

Recall that on April 4, he was charged with six charges of money laundering and naira abuse by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Bobrisky was charged with six counts, ranging from money laundering to naira abuse, on Friday, April 5.

But after he entered a guilty plea to the EFCC’s four counts of naira abuse, the court dismissed the money laundering allegations against him while finding him guilty overall.

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