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NCoS denies Bobrisky transfer to Kirikiri, affirms he remains at Ikoyi custodial center

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed rumors indicating that controversial personality Idris Okuneye, widely known as Bobrisky, had been transferred from Ikoyi custodial center to Kirikiri Prison in Lagos State. Reports had circulated suggesting Bobrisky’s discreet relocation to Kirikiri over the weekend to serve his six-month sentence for naira abuse.

However, an NCoS official clarified on Thursday that Bobrisky remained detained at the Ikoyi facility. Speaking on anonymity, the official emphasized that Bobrisky’s offense did not warrant a transfer to a maximum-security prison like Kirikiri. Typically, such facilities accommodate inmates convicted of capital offenses, unlike Bobrisky’s case.

Another source within the NCoS, also preferring anonymity, mentioned ongoing discussions about potential inmate transfers for decongestion purposes. However, no such action had been taken yet. The decision to transfer inmates is usually based on factors such as overcrowding or health concerns, but it’s uncommon for short-term sentence inmates like Bobrisky to be moved to maximum-security prisons.

Efforts to reach the Lagos State Command NCoS spokesperson, Rotimi Oladokun, were unsuccessful at the time of reporting.

Previously, Bobrisky underwent examination upon admission to the custodial center, revealing no physical alterations. He has reportedly complied with facility regulations.

Bobrisky’s legal issues began with his arrest and detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on April 3, 2024, for allegedly spraying new naira notes at a movie premiere. Pleading guilty to naira abuse charges, he was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. Despite this, Bobrisky expressed remorse and vowed to educate his social media followers about naira abuse laws.

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