Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima who was convicted of reckless driving that led to the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj, has been stripped of her role as the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) by a Lagos Federal High Court.
This was made known by the National Secretary of AGN, Femi Durojaiye, who confirmed the latest development in a statement.
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.
Justice Deborah Oluwayemi, of a Lagos High Court had earlier this month sentenced Ibinabo Fiberesima to 5 years in prison over reckless driving, which led to the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj.