Saturday, 12 March 2016

Ibinabo Fiberesima get Five year jail term


AGN President Ibinabo Fiberesima’s
appeal has been dismissed by the Court
of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal in Lagos dismissed
the appeal filed by the actress which
challenged Lagos High Court judgement
sentencing her to five years in prison for
the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj.
The Court of Appeal had reserved ruling
on the appeal filed by the actress In
January because she was not in
attendance.
According to The Nation, Ibinabo was
initially given a fine of N100,000 by
Chief magistrate O.A Isaacs for her
reckless driving in Lekki, Lagos, which
led to the death of a doctor, Giwa Suraj
in 2006. But the Lagos State Attorney-
General and Commissioner for Justice,
Olasupo Sasore (SAN), was unsatisfied
with the judgement and appealed it at
the Lagos High Court.
The actress was then slammed with a
five-year sentence which she challenged
at the Court of Appeal, asking that they
revert to the Magistrate Court ruling.
Today, the appellate court dismissed
her appeal and affirmed the High
Court’s judgment. The Nation reports
that the unanimous decision was
delivered by Justice Jamilu Yammama
Tukur, adding that the Magistrate Court
lacked the jurisdiction to grant Ibinabo
an option of fine.
The former beauty queen today burst
into tears as the judgement was read,
and her lawyer Nnaemeka Amaechina,
said that today’s ruling will
be challenged at the Supreme Court, that
a Notice of Appeal had already been
filed.

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