Embattled Actors Guild of Nigeria President, Ibinabo Fiberesima is not having a good time of it at all.
The Nollywood thespian who was sentenced to five years imprisonment on March 11, over a car accident which happened some ten years ago, leading to the death of Dr. Giwa, was yesterday denied bail from the court no thanks to incompetency on he part of her legal representative, Nnaemeka Amaechina. Read more here.
According to SDK, Fiberesima’s notice of appeal to the Supreme Court stated that the Court of Appeal erred when it affirmed the alteration by the High Court of Lagos State by setting aside the option of a N100,000 fine and substituting it with a prison term of five years.
The appellant further stated that the Court of Appeal erred when it affirmed the interference by the High Court with the exercise of discretion by the Magistrate’s Court.
While adding that the Court of Appeal’s judgement was unreasonable and could not be supported with regard to the evidence presented before the court, the six-paragraph affidavit deposed by Victor Eden stated that Ibinabo is currently recovering from breast tumor-removal surgery and requires medical attention.
“Her wound has not fully healed and as such she is afraid that her continued stay in prison may endanger her life, as she will not have access to special medical attention,” he stated.
However,the three man-panel, presided over by Justice UI Ndukwe-Anyanwu, said that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment that was delivered by the court which affirmed the five years jail sentence imposed on her therefore the application could not be heard.
Justice Anyawu held that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment of the court as exhibit thereby rendering the whole application incompetent. The judge said the only option left was to strike out the application or adjourn it till further date for hearing.
The case was consequently adjourned till April 7 for hearing.
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