Today, an appeal court sitting in Lagos, adjourned for judgement, the appeal filed by Ibinabo Fiberesima, challenging the judgement of a Lagos High Court which sentenced her to 5 years imprisonment for
causing the death of a Lagos medical doctor, Giwa Suraj.
She was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by Justice Deborah Oluwayemi for reckless driving which caused the death of one Dr. Giwa Suraj in an auto accident along Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos State.
Fiberesima had earlier been fined a N100, 000 by an Igbosere Chief Magistrate Mr. O.A. Isaacs but the then Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of justice, Olasupo Sasore (SAN), felt unsatisfied with the judgement and appealed. This prompted the state government to take its case to the Lagos High Court.
At the Lagos high court, Justice Oluwayemi set aside the the Magistrate’s Court’s judgment and sentenced Fiberesima to 5 years imprisonment. Dissatisfied with the judgement, Fiberesima approached the Court of Appeal to set aside the 5 year sentence and restore the decision of the Magistrate Court.