The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, stripped Ibinabo Fiberesima off her position as the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN. Ibinabo is facing a 5-year prison term for accidentally killing Dr. Giwa Suraj in a car accident. In a statement issued by the National Secretary of AGN, Femi Durojaiye, the actress who is the current president will step down while Emeka Ike takes over as the new president.
The statement released states:
“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.”