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Ibinabo Fiberesima Court strips actress of role as AGN President

The actress was convicted of reckless driving that led to the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj.

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Ibinabo Fiberesima


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has stripped Ibinabo Fiberesima of her role as the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

This was made known by the National Secretary of AGN, Femi Durojaiye, who confirmed the latest development in a statement.

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Ibinabo Fiberesima



The statement read, “The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, this morning 23/3/2016 at the application and argument of Counsel to Actors Guild of Nigeria, Barr. Peter Andor Oboyi, struck out Ibinabo’s and BOT suit challenging the nullification of her election to the Presidency of AGN and also challenging the legitimacy of the Presidency of Emeka Ike and his Exco. The implication of this judgement is that Engr. Emeka Ike led Exco remain the only authentic and lawful leaders of Actors Guild of Nigeria,"

"The Honourable Court vehemently reiterated the position of the judicial authority that, Ibinabo, her purported exco members and the Board of Trustees vacate forthwith the office of AGN both at the National and State level and accordingly surrender all AGN assets at their unlawful possession to the incumbent Engr Emeka Ike’s Government.”

Emeka Ike, who had been in a long term battle with Fiberesima over the leadership of the AGN will now become the new president, according to the statement.

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Emeka Ike


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Despite his battle for power with the actress, Ike has mentioned that he does not wish Fiberesima a jail term, when the news of her 5-year court sentencing emerged.

Ike said, "We are in court on the matter of our guild, the Actor’s guild of Nigeria. Not on the issue of death or a motor accident. I don’t wish jail for her.”

Justice Deborah Oluwayemi, of a Lagos High Court sentenced Ibinabo Fiberesima to 5 years in prison over reckless driving, which led to the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj.

Watch a video of Fiberesima on a red carpet interview with Pulse TV, at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).

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