The Lagos division of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal has sentenced top Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima to a 5-year jail term.
The embattled president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) was sentenced by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi for reckless driving which caused the death of Suraj in an auto accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
He was a staff of a Lagos State hospital.
Dissatisfied, Fiberesima 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 Friday, the appellate court dismissed the appeal and affirmed the High Court’s judgment.
The court ruled that the appeal lacked merit, hence, the dismissal. Ibinabo, who was visibly apprehensive throughout the proceeding, burst into tears immediately the judgment was delivered.