Ex-AGN Boss, Fiberesima Ibinabo Must Spend 5 Years In Jail After Losing At Appeal Court

Published 3 years ago by: kacy lee
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at 08:57 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)

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The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Friday, dismissed an appeal by Nollywood actress Ibinabo Fiberesima challenging a jail term slammed on her by a Lagos High Court.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ibinabo was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of a Lagos High Court for reckless driving which caused the death of a hospital staff.

She was alleged to have driven her car recklessly on the Lekki-Epe Expressway and knocked down a man, Giwa Suraj.

The deceased was said to be a staff of a Lagos State’s hospital.

A Magistrate court (court of first instance) had earlier given the appellant an option of N100,000 fine for the offence.

NAN further reports that the judgment of the magistrate was,however, set aside by the high court which replaced the option of fine with a jail term.

Dissatisfied, Fiberesima had filed an appeal through her lawyer, Mr Nnaemeka Amaechina, urging the court to set aside the five-year sentence.

Delivering judgment on Friday, the appellate court dismissed Fiberisima’s appeal and affirmed the decision of the Lagos High Court.

In a unanimous decision delivered by Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur, the court held that the trial Magistrate Court lacked the discretion to have granted Ibinabo an option of fine having been convicted.

The court further held that the appeal lacked merit and consequently dismissed it.

Other members of the panel are Justice U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu (presiding) and Justice Tijani Abubakar.

It will be recalled that the appellate court had earlier ordered the appellant to appear before it when judgement was to be delivered.

Counsel to the appellant, Amaechina, said the judgment will be challenged at the Supreme Court, adding that a notice of appeal had already been filed.

Justice Oluwayemi of the trial court had held that the magistrate exercised “judicial recklessness” when he gave the convict an option of fine.

The court noted that the trial Magistrate must have misdirected himself based on the allocutus made by the counsel to the convict that she is a working mother.

Oluwayemi had held that Sections 28 of the Traffic Law under which the accused was convicted did not give an option of fine.

She held that “when a term of imprisonment is mandatory for an offence the court cannot and should not give an option of fine.”

She insisted that the fine did not serve the purpose of justice in the case and subsequently ordered that the N100, 000 be returned to the appellant.

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gogoman at 09:07 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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make she go jail¬!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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angesco at 09:13 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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When did N100,000 pay for a lost lifr?

Well done to Justice Deborah Oluwayemi.

Let her give the bribe - sorry cash - to the Nigeria.police to protect her in prison. The whole world knows the Nigeria Police never say NO to such moneuy.
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BournIdentity at 09:15 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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Nobsmalltin,,,  she tink say na play dem dey play under dis change wey everi every don change,,, she must to face am o
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emma4love3 at 09:24 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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ooh honey sorry is so unfortunate to hear this
for your mind you thought you wil go free...ok nah now.....
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Eazyatumeyi at 09:32 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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hmm eyah sorry for you o.
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kison at 09:59 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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OK NA,,,NEXT TIME be careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
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victorstic1 at 10:21 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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THIS IS SERIOUSSSS OOO , U MEAN JONATHAN MONEY CANNOT SET HER FREE
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419BigBoy at 10:24 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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i hope this chief ain't put/use no juju on her! they had a epic nollywood tussle a few years ago.





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Vectorcy at 10:24 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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I see..Chai..ie b lyk say,ur village pple dey after uuuu ooo..issokay
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Oworen25 at 10:25 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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She should pray hard and God will protect her from going to jail
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imaria at 10:30 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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Ok not my problem
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Machealex at 11:05 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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Last part of the movie
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kp45 at 11:45 PM, 11/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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Their biz
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slimmygal at 12:53 AM, 12/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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her call, make she pick am.
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samdove28 at 05:41 AM, 12/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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SOME PEOPLE STILL THEY THINK SAY BUHARI GOVERNMENT NA PLAY PLAY... NA YO GO BE SCAPE GOAT FOS THE REST
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samdove28 at 05:41 AM, 12/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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SOME PEOPLE STILL THEY THINK SAY BUHARI GOVERNMENT NA PLAY PLAY... NA YO GO BE SCAPE GOAT FOS THE REST
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raynebee at 08:12 AM, 12/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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kai..

this is bad o
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Oworen25 at 11:29 AM, 12/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: sam dove on 05:41 AM, 12/03/2016
SOME PEOPLE STILL THEY THINK SAY BUHARI GOVERNMENT NA PLAY PLAY... NA YO GO BE SCAPE GOAT FOS THE REST

She should pray for God's grace and blessings
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yashiyikure at 02:22 PM, 12/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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if she go jail for 5byears are acting career don finish be DAT o. ur own don finish o
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