Human Interest

Bobrisky: Beam your searchlight on banks, people selling naira notes – Anambra lawyer tells EFCC


By Ovat Abeng

Human right advocate, Barrister Anthony Kelechi Agbasiere, has called on the EFCC to beam her searchlight on the banks/people selling and stealing naira and not dissipating their energy on people spraying naira just as they did to the controversial cross-dresser Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky, who is currently serving a six months imprisonment without an option of fine for abusing the Nigerian currency – naira, noting that nothing wrong in spraying money when one is in a happy mood.

Agbasiere made the called over the weekend in Awka, during the birthday celebration of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pool King Estate Nigeria, Hon. Gabriel Chukwunwendu.

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC arrested Bobrisky, over currency mutilation and abuse of the Naira at Pinnock Estate in Lagos State early this month and he was subsequently sentence to six months imprisonment by Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Reacting further on the development, Barr. Agbasiere, who is also a Knight of Saint John International said that people spray money just to show appreciation to a celebrant or someone who is doing something good. For me, I do not see anything wrong with that.

“Currency is been sprayed across the globe, even in the United State of America, people also spray dollar there without any arrest let alone arraignment. The US dollar has more value than naira. So the government should pursue substance and leave shadow.

“I do not blame EFCC entirely for discharging their statutory duty rather I blame the National Assembly whose job is to make laws for good governance, law and order in the country.

“The National Assembly members are there spending much time over unnecessary things. This is a misplacement of priority. The lawmakers should focus more on things that will moved the country forward.

“I have been advocating and I challenged the members of the National Assembly, if they claim they are patriotic, let them make *election rigging and embazzlement of public fund capital offence (death sentence), which I strongly believe that with these two laws, Nigeria will be better for all of us, Agbasiere concluded.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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