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Ibinabo Fiberesima still in jail after latest attempt to escape fails

 – Ibinabo Fiberesima has failed in her latest attempt to escape from jail

 – Her application for bail was rejected by the Court of Appeals as it was deemed incompetent

 – She has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing death by reckless driving

Embattled star actress Ibinabo Fiberesima, who was convicted by the Court of Appeal in Lagos on March 11, was yesterday unable to secure bail from the court due to her filing an incompetent application.

The three man-panel, presided over by Justice Ndukwe-Anyanwu, said that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment that was delivered by the court which affirmed the five years jail sentence imposed on her.

The other Justices on the panel, Justice Samuel Oseji and Justice Tijani Abubakar, concurred with the decision.

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When the matter came up yesterday, Ibinabo’s lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina, informed the court of an application dated March 14 stating that he had also served the application on the Lagos state government.

However, the application could not be heard as the court observed that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment of the court, thereby rendering the whole application incompetent.

Justice UI Ndukwe-Anyanwu, said the only option left was to strike out the application or adjourn it till further date for hearing.


Ibinabo believes she should have been fined for her crime not jailed

Consequently, Amaechina sought an adjournment to enable him do the needful. The court subsequently adjourned the matter till April 7 for further hearing.

Meanwhile, Ibinabo has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of the lower court.  In her notice of appeal, the appellant stated that the Court of Appeal erred in law when it affirmed the alteration by the High Court of Lagos state by setting aside the option of a N100,000 fine and substituting it with a term of 5 years imprisonment.

The actress was handed a five-year prison sentence by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi for reckless driving, which caused the death of one Dr Giwa Suraj in an auto accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos.

The appellate court dismissed the actress’ appeal in its judgement delivered on February 11 and affirmed the decision of the Lagos High Court.

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