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Nigeria: Court Orders Arrest of Ex-Beauty Queen

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.

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Comment by sunny ossai on March 23, 2009 at 10:21am
reckless driving is an offence,dose she even have a driving licence in the first place. well let the law take its cause. her reckless driving has sent a breadwinner to early grave.five years is too small for that offence. comment by sunnywest
Comment by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on March 22, 2009 at 11:18pm
@dan has she done something before , you said "shake herself free from this one"
Comment by Tinuola Olaiya on March 21, 2009 at 9:11pm
It's all so sad.. A family lost their bread winner, father and husband a few years ago and some other kids are soon going to lose their mum.... It's a no win situation, but justice has to be served... I am sure that if Ibinabo is given the oppurtunity to relive that day, she'll do it differently... If she was driving under the influnce, then what can I say, justice must serve it's course... Life is a mist....
Comment by maryfrances on March 21, 2009 at 10:28am
na wah ohhhhhhhhhhhho !
Comment by maryfrances on March 21, 2009 at 10:23am
na wah oooooooh!
Comment by Debola Mobee on March 21, 2009 at 9:06am
For a populous black nation that's blessed with so much of what the world would desire (talent), we are in the face of the world at all times. If we must shake off the stigma we have been commited to by the world, then we must do things right. The law is no respecter of persons and we must start to do things right by upholding the law. This is one of the reasons why Lagos State is taking shape today. If the LAgos High court judge has passed a sentence upon the accused, then so be it. The question is where was the accused when the sentence was passed? And where are the 'Law Enforcers' (Police) whose duty it is to ensure incarceration? Will the situatiion be like this if it was a poor unknown Nigerian as the accused? Let us do things right because we will stare into the mirrors of our today when we will be helpless as we watch our children dole out exactly what we teach them now. Then, we may be at the receiving end. Let's work to receive that which is good and favourable!
Comment by Asykoko blessyn on March 20, 2009 at 4:35pm
i really feel for her, with d pregnancy nd d case. Hw is it going to look like wen she is bin jailed for 5 years! She almost succeeded in escaping d law but this present lawyer said that she has to face the law for her reckless driving
Comment by OMOLE GRACE ABIMBOLA on March 20, 2009 at 2:23pm
it is well
Comment by Dan WebNutritionist/Motivator on March 20, 2009 at 12:53pm
Heard of it.Don't know if she'll be able to shake herself free from this one.
Comment by Jennifer J on March 20, 2009 at 11:32am
....nd hu is dis beauty queen??
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