Nollywood Actress Ibinabo Fiberesima Faces a 5-year jail term. Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur of 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, saying that the appeal was shallow and lacked merit.
Ibinabo Fiberesima was alleged to have knocked a staff of Lagos state hospital, Giwa Suraj as a result of reckless driving on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in February, 2006.
The Nollywood actress had already been fine N100,000 by a Magistrate court, a decision that was overruled by the High Court. Justice Oluwayemi of the trial Court replaced the fine with a five year jail term, saying that the Magistrate exercised “judicial recklessness” by giving the option of a fine.
She appealed the case, but according to Vanguard, her appeal was dismissed, thus setting her on the path to a 5-year jail term.