Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ibinabo Fiberesima loses five years term appeal

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN , Ibinabo Fiberesima lost her appeal to have the 5-year jail term she got for a reckless driving case that caused the death of a Lagos state government doctor, Suraj Giwa in 2005.

The appellate court presided over by Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur dismissed her appeal seeking to upheld the option of fine which a lower court had given, but which was challenged by the Lagos State government. An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court had sentenced Ibinabo to a five year imprisonment with an option of N100,000 fine for reckless driving which caused the death of Dr. Giwa, a staff of a Lagos State Hospital, in an auto accident along the Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos in 2005.

She paid the fine and was to be left off the hook when the then Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Supo Sasore (SAN), felt unsatisfied with the judgement.

Her lawyer Barrister Nnaemeka Amaechina said that the judgment would be challenged at the Supreme Court adding that a Notice of Appeal has already been filed. Ibinabo had challenged the judgement of a Lagos High Court which sentenced her to five years imprisonment for the death of Dr. Giwa.

Ibinabo reportedly burst into tears after the judgment was delivered.

Source: PM News

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