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Bobrisky not staying in one-bedroom flat, we put him in same cell as others – NCS

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Lagos command has cleared the air regarding claims that embattled cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, is accorded special privileges in prison.

Bobrisky was recently sentenced to six months in jail by Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos, over abuse of the naira notes.

An online platform reported within the week that the crossdresser is occupying a newly built VIP apartment in the Kirikiri correctional centre.

But the NCoS spokesperson, Rotimi Oladokun in a statement on Saturday debunked the reports, and noted that Bobrisky shared the same cell with other convicted inmates.

He clarified that there were no en-suite or ‘one-bedroom flat’ style cells in the Custodial Centre. He also said the cell block infrastructure in the facility was built as shared buildings to accommodate multiple inmates.

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.

“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”.