Actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima’s attempt to get released on bail has met a brickwall. For those who are not familiar with her story,  she recently bagged a 5-year jail term  for ramming into the vehicle of a certain Dr Giwa Suraj along Lekki-Epe expressway in February 2006 and causing his death.  

The AGN President had asked to be released on bail while the Supreme Court hears her appeal against the appellate court’s judgment in which her five-year sentence for manslaughter was upheld. Her lawyer, Victor Eden in an affidavit of urgency filed in support of her bail application, revealed that she had just undergone surgery to remove breast cancer and needed monitoring.

“It will be in the interest of justice and for her health and safety for the appellant to be admitted to bail pending the hearing and determination of the appellant’s appeal before the Supreme Court,” Eden said.
However, a three-man panel presided over by Justice Ndukwe-Anyanwu denied the mother of five bail yesterday, saying  the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment that was delivered by the court on March 11th, 2016 which affirmed the five years jail term imposed on her.
The case was then adjourned till April 7th 2016 for the hearing of the bail application.