Ibinabo Fiberesima, who was until yesterday, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, has been stripped of her position, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. This is the third time the actress, currently serving a 5-year long jail sentence, will be losing in court this year.
Earlier this year, a Port Harcourt High Court asked her to pay N10m for cheating an ex-beauty Queen. She also lost an appeal to stop her 5-year jail sentence. Now she has lost the battle for the AGN presidency to Emeka Ike. AGN’s National Secretary, Femi Durojaiye, released a press statement to that effect.
It reads: “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.”…. or risk going on a 1-year all-expense-paid trip to KiriKiri….