The personal assistant to embattled Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima has raised an alarm over the health status of her boss after the latter bagged a 5-year jail term for reckless driving. Fiberesima, the president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) was on Friday, March 11, sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi of the Lagos high court, over the death of one Dr Giwa Suraj, whom she knocked in an auto-crash along Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Fiberesima had through her lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina, urged the court to set aside the sentence and restore the decision of the Magistrate Court which sentenced her to N100, 000 fine. But the court refused to take in her appeal, thereby dismissing the appeal and affirming the high court’s judgment. The light-skinned actress, Vanguard reports, is said to be in a precarious situation as her personal assistant, who spoke over the phone, informed that she just had an operation and that it may affect her state of health.
This may have led her to ask Nigerians to pray for her as she reportedly broke into tears after the judgment on Friday, but her PA confirmed that, “My boss has been feeling unwell since the judgment was delivered. We are afraid it doesn’t affect her health. She just had an operation.” Recently, the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt slammed the top Nollywood actress with a N10m fine in a case instituted against her by ex-beauty queen Miss Earth Nigeria 2011/2012, Munachi Chineye Uzoma.
The case was presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli, who in his judgment, agreed with the complainant, Miss Uzoma, that there was actually evidence to prove that Fiberesima and AMC Productions Limited breached a contract signed on October 28, 2011, by cheating her out of winning a beauty contest.
At the hearing on, Friday, February 5, in Port Harcourt, the beauty queen accused Fiberesima and AMC Productions Ltd of substituting her for a 2nd runner up in the contest which they organised, preventing her from winning.