Nigerian influencer Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju popularly known as Bobrisky has filed a notice of appeal against his sentences before a Federal high court in Lagos.

Bobrisky had asked the court via the notice of appeal to set aside the six-month imprisonment sentence pressed on him.

Instead, a fine of N50,000 be charged to him, based on each of the counts leveled against him.

Recall that Bobrisky was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Friday, April 12, over Naira abuse with no option of fine.

In the appeal, filed by his lawyer, Bobrisky asserted that the; “Trial Judge erred in law and facts by his imposition of the maximum sentence of months imprisonment terms against the appellant without option of fine contrary to the provisions of Section 416(2) d of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2015 (“ADCJA”) that prescribed the mandatory guidelines on the trial court on imposition of sentencing after criminal conviction of a first time offender as the appellant.”

However, the appeal; “is seeking an order setting aside the six months maximum imprisonment sentence imposed on the appellant and in its place, an imposition of a fine in the sum of N50,000 on each of the counts against the appellant”.

Also, remember that on the 4th of April, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed six counts of money laundering and Naira abuse against Bobrisky.

The court however struck out the money laundering charges but convicted him after he pleaded guilty to four counts of Naira abuse.


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