BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Embattled Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima might not be in the best of times but she sure has the best of friends. In order to show their support, they will be meeting on May 19, 2016 to pray for Fiberesima and appeal to the Judiciary for leniency and pardon for the actress.
The actress who is said to be currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer was sentenced to a five-year jail term for manslaughter of Doctor Suraj Giwa without option of fine in 2006. She was then granted bail of two million naira with two sureties and got released some weeks ago.
A statement issued by one of her lawyers, Barrister Norbert Ajaegbu said, “We commiserate with the Giwa family and feel their pains over the loss of the Good Doctor and have made ongoing efforts to comfort and be with them all through this process. It is an unfortunate cycle which has brought upon this but we sincerely believe that in the end, healing and reconciliation will prevail”
Ibinabo’s lawyers had filed a bail application on the grounds of a serious medical attention. The popular Nollywood actress’ appeal of the 2006 judgement by a Lagos High Court was thrown out by the Lagos appellate court on January 28, 2016, reserving the five-year jail term without an option of fine.