Bobrisky Not Staying In One Bedroom Flat — Says NCoS

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has provided an update on the situation of Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky.

Bobrisky, a popular cross-dresser, is currently serving a six-month prison sentence for disrespecting naira notes. This sentence was given by Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos on April 12, 2024.

There were rumors circulating online that Bobrisky was staying in a luxurious VIP apartment within the Kirikiri correctional facility. However, the NCoS has denied these claims. In a statement released on Saturday, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Command, Rotimi Oladokun, clarified that Bobrisky is not receiving any special treatment. He is sharing a cell with other convicted inmates, contrary to what was being said on social media.

Oladokun stressed that the correctional facility does not have private or fancy cells. The infrastructure is set up to house multiple inmates and does not allow for exclusive amenities for any individual.

The statement read, “The attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service Lagos State Command has been drawn to some mischievous and misleading online publications.

“Without prejudice to NCoS right to seek legal redress for the libellous publication, outlined are clarification on the said issues.

“The convicted inmate, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju aka Bobrisky is currently serving a 6-month jail term for abuse and mutilation of the Naira note within the custody of the Custodial Centre in the State.

“The Convict is entitled to the reformative and rehabilitative platforms either educational and/or vocational training as provided to all inmates in custody.

“Idris has been allocated a shared cell with other convicted inmates. There are no en-suite or ‘one-bedroom flat’ style cells in our Custodial Centre as the cell blocks infrastructure are built as shared buildings, to accommodate multiple inmates.”

Oladokun also mentioned that the convict was kept in a male Custodial Centre and followed all the rules and regulations, including the dress code.

He explained that Bobrisky is required to wear clothing designated for male inmates in the correctional facility.

The statement added, “Idris is being treated just as every other inmate without any special amenities or privilege accorded. All inmates are entitled to Family and Legal visits. These visits are monitored and regulated by NCoS. The Controller of Corrections, Lagos Command enjoined the general public to disregard the said malicious publication.”

According to a source at the correctional center who spoke with Punch, Bobrisky was treated the same as other inmates.

The source, who requested anonymity as they were not authorized to speak on the matter, mentioned that the crossdresser underwent an examination upon admission.

The examination results showed that Bobrisky did not have any gender realignment or changes in genital organs, according to the official.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.