Ibinabo Fiberesima weeps as Court confirms five years’ jail term

Ibinabo Fiberesima broke down in tears a the Court of Appeal Lagos Division, Friday dismissed an appeal challenging a Lagos High Court judgement which sentenced her to serve five years in prison for the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj.

In 2005, the embattled president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) was sentenced to 5 years in jail or an option of 100,000  for reckless driving which caused the death of Suraj in an auto accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Ibinabo through her lawyer, urged the court to set aside the sentence and restore the decision of the Magistrate Court which sentenced her to a N100, 000 fine.

But the  court dismissed the appeal and affirmed the High Court’s judgment.

Ibinabo, burst into tears immediately the judgment was delivered.
Her lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina, said it would be challenged at the Supreme Court adding that a Notice of Appeal had been filed already. 

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