Ibinabo Fiberesima The actress who was sentenced to five years imprisonment yesterday by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of a Lagos High Court for the death of one Dr Giwa Suraj whom she killed in an auto accident along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos had gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge a jail term slammed on her by a Lagos High Court, in her amended appellant brief filed by her lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina, 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, delivering judgment yesterday, the appellate court dismissed the appeal and affirmed the High Court’s judgment. Shattered by the development, Ibinabo who is the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria,AGN, had gone to her facebook page to ask Nigerians to pray her. “Pray me ,” she wrote.
However, when contacted on the telephone, Ibinabo’s PA confirmed that the once cheerful actress has been speechless since the judgment was delivered.
According to her, “My boss has been feeling unwell since the judgment was delivered. We are afraid it doesn’t affect her health. She just had an operation.”