Bobrisky, the social media celebrity, on Friday, confirmed her gender during her trial on charges of naira abuse in court.


The crossdresser was sentenced to six months in prison by Abimbola Awogboro, a judge of the federal high court in Lagos.

Awogboro, in her verdict, also ruled that the sentence is without the option of a fine.

She ruled that the jail term commences on March 24, the day of her arrest.


The judge said the verdict would serve as a deterrent to other persons fond of abusing and mutilating the Nigerian currency.

Before the sentence, the judge asked Bobrisky about her gender, and she quickly replied that “I am a man”.

“Are you a man or a woman?” the judge asked to which Bobrisky responded, “I am a man”.


The social media celebrity was arrested on April 4 in Lagos for defacing the naira notes.

The crossdresser was arraigned on a six-count charge last Friday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

While four of the charges are related to naira abuse, the remaining two counts involve alleged money laundering.

The self-proclaimed transgender, however, pleaded guilty to the first four counts bordering on naira abuse.


The presiding judge struck out counts five and six following the request of the EFCC’s counsel.

Bobrisky has always been in the news for controversial reasons.

She has always warned the public to stop referring to her as a man. She also claimed to be Nigeria’s first transgender and once admitted to having severed her genitals.

Bobrisky had in 2020 revealed that she opted for crossdressing to make ends meet after 25 years of being a man.


In September 2021, the social media celebrity also talked about some of the perks she enjoys being a “woman”.

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