NOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY GIST: On January 28, an appeal court sitting in Lagos, adjourned for judgement, the appeal filed by veteran Nollywood Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima, challenging the judgement of a Lagos High Court which sentenced her to 5 years imprisonment for causing the death of a Lagos medical doctor, by the name Giwa Suraj, in a ghastly car accident.
Ibinabo was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for manslaughter by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi for reckless driving which caused the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj in an auto accident along Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos State.
The then Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, had in 2005 charged Fiberesima to the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of dangerous and reckless driving on the Epe Expressway, Lagos, that led to Giwa’s death.
Fiberesima had earlier been fined a N100, 000 fee by an Igbosere Chief Magistrate Mr. O.A. Isaacs, but the then Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of justice, Olasupo Sasore (SAN), felt unsatisfied with the judgement and appealed. This prompted the state government to take its case to the Lagos High Court. .
At the Lagos high court, Justice Oluwayemi set aside the the Magistrate’s Court’s judgment and sentenced Fiberesima to 5 years imprisonment. Dissatisfied with the judgement, Fiberesima approached the Court of Appeal to set aside the 5 year sentence and restore the decision of the Magistrate Court.
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