See Why Ibinabo Fiberesima Bags 5-Year Jail Term


President of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by a Lagos court.

Yesterday, a Lagos Appeal Court upheld the earlier ruling of the High Court that sentenced the actress to 5 years in jail.

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Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of the Lagos High Court had handed Fiberesima a 5 year jail time for reckless driving and endangerment that led to the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj along the Lekki-Epe expressway back in 2005.

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Her lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina, filed an amended appeal which begged the court to set aside the ruling of the High Court and restore the ruling of the Magistrate Court.

A magistrate court  had earlier fined the defendant N100,000 for the offense. But the appeal court yesterday upheld the decision of the High Court.

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After the sentencing, Fiberesima who was visibly upset took to her Facebook account to post a message:

                Pray with Me

There has been an outpouring of support and prayers from her loyal fans.

It is still unclear when the actress will be remanded in prison.

source: OmgVoice

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