It is no longer news that ex beauty queen and star actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima was last week Friday sentenced to a 5 year prison term by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of the Lagos High Court for manslaughter involving the death of a medical doctor, Mr suraj Giwa.The sentence stemmed from an appeal by the Lagos state Government against the verdict of an Igbosere magistrate court which had earlier given Ibinabo a 7yr jail term or a fine of N100,000.00
That sentence triggered a horrendous health issue which has landed Ibinabo at an undisclosed hospital with doctors battling frantically to save her life.Beyond that, her family has also risen to the occasion and their lawyers have filed a motion for stay of execution of the judgement.
This motion will come up for hearing at a Lagos High court on March 19, 2009. The suit No. LCD/4CA/07 is handled by the family lawyers KAMALU, WODU & ASSOCIATES as well as the appeal.This means that the actress will not be arrested or committed to jail pending the determination of THE MOTION FOR STAY OF EXECUTION AND BAIL pending her appeal. According to her family,
While Ibinabo does not ask for preferential treatment in this ordeal, she is asking all for the understanding of all as she seeks justice.