Embattled star actress Ibinabo Fiberesima, who was convicted by the Court of Appeal in Lagos on March 11, was yesterday unable to secure bail from the Court due to incompetent application.
The three man-panel, presided over by Justice UI Ndukwe-Anyanwu, said that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment that was delivered by the court which affirmed the five years jail sentence imposed on her.
The other Justices on the panel are Justice Samuel Oseji and Justice Tijani Abubakar. When the matter came up yesterday, Ibinabo’s lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina informed the court of an application dated March 14 stating that he had also served the application on the Lagos State government (respondent). However, the application could not be heard as the court observed that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment of the court as exhibit thereby rendering the whole application incompetent.
Justice UI Ndukwe-Anyanwu, said the only option left was to strike out the application or adjourn it till further date for hearing. Consequently, Amaechina sought for an adjournment to enable him do the needful. The court subsequently adjourned the matter till April 7 for hearing.
Meanwhile, Ibinabo has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of the lower court. In her Notice of Appeal, the appellant stated that the Court of Appeal erred in law when it affirmed the alteration by the High Court of Lagos state by setting aside the option of N100, 000 fine and substituting it with a term of 5 years imprisonment.