The Actors Guild of Nigeria has made an appeal to the Supreme Court in the hope for clemency.
A group of Nollywood actors based in the north have on March 17, 2016, staged a solidarity walk tagged #pardonibinabofiberesima for actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima.
She was sentenced to serve a five-year jail term on charges of manslaughter and reckless driving, which led to the death of Dr. Giwa in a car accident.
Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of the Lagos High Court, gave the verdict after the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) President was found guilty of reckless driving.
Many celebrities and close friends have expressed their sympathies concerning the actress.
The AGN President was hopeful that the court ruling would go in her favour, but unfortunately, it did not go like she had expected.
Cool FM presenter, Freeze, is of the opinion that a jail term is not the best decision in the situation.
He said, “I am of the opinion that she should be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the children. This responsibility should be directly proportional to her income.”
“Also, a portion of her income should go to the wife unless she, (the wife) states otherwise.”
“No amount of money can replace a loved one. However, taking financial responsibility could help bring closure to the bereaved family.”
The actress has however made an appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria to reconsider the Lagos High Court ruling.
Watch a video of the actress being honoured by Nollywood celebrities.