The national leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), under the presidency of Mr. Ejike Asiegbu, has called on the Lagos State Government to temper justice with mercy over the five-year imprisonment slammed on top actress and former beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima.
In a passionate plea to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and the deceased family, Mr. Asiegbu, who spoke on behalf of Nigerian actors and entertainers, pleaded that the embattled actress should be forgiven. He further argued that sending her to jail for five years or more, would never bring Dr. Giwa, the deceased, back to life.
He further promised that as soon the crisis is over, AGN would partner Miss Fiberesima in setting up a foundation for the deceased, who was knocked down on February 26, 2006.
Pic-Asiegbu, AGN President
Mr. Asiegbu, also painfully recounted how a driver mistakenly killed his dear mother some years ago. “They pleaded and we allowed the man to go, because if we had sent the victim to jail, that would not bring back our loving mother. Till date, we are still mourning the sad exit of our mother. Please, Ibinabo, who is a mother of three, should be forgiven, it was a mistake that could have happened to anybody”.
Meanwhile, a Solidarity Rally, which would simultaneously take place on Monday, in all the State chapters of the guild, is being planned for the actress by AGN. The Lagos Chapter would march from Surulere to Alausa, Ikeja, where they are expected to meet with Gov. Fashola, to further plead on her case.