Star actress Ibinabo Fiberesima, who was sentenced to serve a five year jail term for the death of Suraj Giwa, a Lagos State of Doctor, has been granted N2million bail with two sureties who are residents.
Ibinabo’s lawyers had filed a bail application on the grounds of a serious medical attention. Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of the State High Court had in 2009 convicted Fiberesima of manslaughter, holding to the fact that her reckless driving was responsible for an auto crash, which claimed the life of one Dr. Giwa Suraj on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. While sentencing Fiberesima to five years imprisonment, Justice Oluwayemi overruled the decision of the State Magistrates’ Court which earlier ordered her to pay N100,000 for the offence. Dissatisfied with the Judgment , the convict approached the Court of Appeal to nullify the judgment but the court also affirmed it.