Bobrisky Finally Admits He Is a Man in Federal High Court, Nigerians React: “Daddy of Lagos”

Bobrisky Finally Admits He Is a Man in Federal High Court, Nigerians React: “Daddy of Lagos”

  • Popular Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky trended on the social media space after he made known his gender in court
  • The controversial act who recently bagged six months jail time told Justice Abimbola Awogboro that he was a man during interrogation
  • The report about Bob's recent confession took Nigerians by surprise as they dished their interesting takes
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Oluwatodimu Ige, a Nigerian lawyer popularly known as Oga_thelawyer, pointed out reasons the Judge had to confirm Bob's gender

Popular Nigerian crossdresser Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky, confessed to being male during his recent hearing at the Federal High Court in Lagos state on Friday, April 12.

Legit.ng previously broke the news that the controversial act has been sentenced to six months in prison without the possibility of a fine for abusing the naira.

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Bobrisky says he is a man during court trial
Bobrisky declared that he was a man in court. Credit: @bobrisky222
Source: Instagram

Before the sentence, the judge, Justice Abimbola Awogboro, inquired about his gender, and he swiftly stated that he was a guy.

When the judge inquired, "Are you a man or a woman?" Bobrisky answered, "I am a man."

Awogboro said the judgement would serve as a caution to others found abusing and mutilating the naira, Daily Trust reported.

The judge ordered that the jail term begin on March 24, 2024, the day of his arrest.

Recall that Bobrisky was convicted on April 5 after pleading guilty to a charge of misusing the naira filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

It is not extraordinary for the court to ask the defendant to confirm his gender - Oga_thelawyer

Oluwatodimu Ige, a Nigerian lawyer popularly known as Oga_thelawyer, explained that clarity and accuracy are crucial in legal proceedings.

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According to him, confirming the defendant's gender is a standard procedure in court to maintain clarity and ensure that everyone involved understands the case accurately.

"It is within the right of the court to ascertain the gender of the defendant before it, though the gender of the defendant should be stated in the charge or information before the court.
"The court has a right to seek clarification where further information is needed. They would usually ask a defendant if he understood the charge read to him/her or confirm if the defendant understood the implications of any response given to the court.
"Relying on the context above, it is not extraordinary for the court to ask the defendant to confirm his gender."

Nigerians react to Bobrisky's gender declaration

Legit.ng compiled the reactions below:

@RealQueenBee__:

"How? How can a man be the mummy of Lagos? How can a man win Female best dressed award? So many Hows???"

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@PSkyxx:

"We must all be advocating for fairness in justice. Is he the only one that has sprayed naira. Seen thousands of videos where naira is being sprayed. To now sentence him to prison without an option of fine is selective justice and it’s unfair. I’d rather they prosecute him duly for his other tendencies."

@dammygtnet:

"Before nko, make dem hammer am 14yrs for gay related stuff."

@effusyboy:

"Why questioning his gender? was that what brought him to court? The judge too dey over do."

@wahalaMann:

"Idris is a man while Bobrisky the mummy of Lagos is a woman."

@Capital_ELI:

"Hahaha. Kirikiri no be anybody mate ooh."

@Mureejb01:

"Lol. Daddy of Lagos."

@PickTwo_:

"How has it improve the cost of living in Nigeria? Sequel to the last ara gbachie gị nti, ara ozo gbachie gi nti."

Crossdresser James Brown drags senior colleague Bobrisky

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting when James Brown went online to call out his senior in crossdressing, Bobrisky.

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He noted at the time that he was the latest queen in town, and it was time for Bobrisky to pack her bags and leave.

James Brown further noted in the viral clip that it was his turn to shine because Bobrisky's time had passed.

Source: Legit.ng

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Chinasa Afigbo (Editor) Chinasa Afigbo is a pop culture/music journalist and content writer with over four years of experience in other mainstream media organisations, including Vanguard Media and Guardian Life. She holds a degree in Information Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). She also moved on to pursue courses in writing & media communications. Chinasa has also been published in other Intl journals, like The African Report. Reach her at: chinasa.afigbo@corp.legit.ng.

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