Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere, yesterday ordered for the immediate arrest of Nollywood actress and ex-beauty queen, Ibinabo Fiberesima.
The order of the court was sequel to the absence of the ex-beauty queen in court yesterday when the matter was mentioned in court. Her lawyer, Kemasuode Wodu, told the court that he had filed a stay of execution of the judgement of the court. Following this, Justice Oluwayemi asked, "Where is the convict?" Mr. Wodu answered that she was sick and currently recuperating at the BMH Hospital in Port Harcourt,
The lawyer tendered a medical certificate which read: "To Whom It May Concern". But this was rejected on the grounds that it was not addressed to the court. Justice Oluwayemi frowned at the absence of the convict, adding that the application for the stay of execution of the judgement would not be heard until she was produced in court.
The judge cited the cases of some convicts who are currently in prison, like Rev. King, to buttress her point. The former beauty queen was last month sentenced to five years imprisonment for dangerous and reckless driving which led to the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj.