BY ESE DIBEBI
Following Nollywood actor and Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) head, Ibinabo Fiberesima‘s loss at a Lagos Appeal Court yesterday, there have been several reactions by Nollywood practitioners and observers.
Ibinabo Fiberesima yesterday failed in her bid to have a 5-year jail sentence for a 2006 manslaughter upturned. In a judgement delivered by Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur, Ibinabo was found guilty of reckless driving which led to the death of a Lagos doctor, Suraj Giwa in 2006.
Several reactions have trailed the ruling. See some of them below.
AMAA BOSS, PEACE ANYIAM-OSIGWE
But we are a family in Nollywood; despite open spats. The bond artistes share is more than bloodlines. And for that, we must stand and share with our friend…Ibinabo….you will pull through this. You are a strong woman. A rare breed. You will be ok. And your friends will not abandon you. We will help you find your silver lining in all of this.
PAUL PLAY DAIRO
I’m shocked to hear this story. What can we do to beg the victims family to forgive and let this go. It is difficult to let go but we are all prone to making dreadful mistakes. I pray God almighty give this family the succour to carry on and release the pain in their heart on this sad event. Let them look into this through the eyes of the Lord. It’ll hard but the power to do so is in their hands. Pleased forgive. Because the freedom of the heart is gained through forgiveness. May God be with us all.
ANTHONIA DOOSHIMA OGUAH
Very painful when I read about the possible jail term. I thought Dr Giwa’s family already forgiven her hence the case was closed, but reading the story again yesterday made me worry for IB
We Mother’s must join hands to beg the Giwa’s to forgive this Mother of 4 Children, it was painful losing the beloved Dr Giwa and I sympathize with the family he left behind but please dear family try your best to “forgive “please forgive IB
Sadly too, this episode will hunt IB for the rest of her life and that is a big burden and natural punishment she can not escape from. Please help her, forgive her please dear family please.
UCHE ISEDEH UDO-OBONG
If Ibinabo amidst her jollying was reaching out to this family all these while I bet by now they would have said no more we will settle out of court.
An option of 100k fine is ridiculous to say the least, but even at that I don’t think any amount would have brought him back. She should have acted better than she did.
MOJISOLA ADEOLA FOLARIN
Victory at last. May your soul keep resting in the Lord’s bosom dear uncle Amin.
I love Ibinabo from her movies, but I don’t come between manslaughter incidents and justice. However, hope God hands cleanse you.
Let her meet Tb Joshua and also beg Emeka Ike to take over the AGN then her problems will be solved ….simple
EGUNGWU EMMANUEL NNAMDI
10 years after, Huh? Too bad! But how does her prison sentence make up for the loss of Dr. Giwa. If she were truly guilty of the charges levelled against her, I think surrendering half of her wealth to the man’s children would have been a better punishment for her.