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i) Foxy Brown goes to jail

A judge has sentenced Foxy Brown to jail - effective immediately. The decision was handed down on Wednesday for probation violation. Brown has been arrested twice in the past two weeks, and countless times before that. The pregnant rapper left from a New York court directly to prison today, where she will stay until at least her next hearing on September 5th.
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ii) Ex-beauty queen and Nollywood actress, Ibinabo, jailed for manslaughter


An Igbosere magistrates’ court in Lagos on Friday sentenced famous actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, to seven years imprisonment, following her conviction for manslaughter.
The presiding magistrate, Femi Isaac, however, gave her an option of N100,000 fine, following a plea for leniency by her counsel. Ibinabo, it was learnt, has since paid the N100,000 fine and secured her release.
The actress, a former beauty queen, had been on trial for the killing of a medical practitioner with the Lagos General Hospital, Dr Suraj Giwa, in an auto accident along Lekki-Epe expressway on February 26, 2006. Five witnesses were called in the case, which lasted for 17 months. The magistrate, while passing his judgment, said the court was convinced that Ibinabo was “guilty as charged.”
But during allocution, Ibinabo’s counsel, Lanre Lambo, pleaded for leniency. He urged the court to consider the fact that the former beauty queen was a first-time offender, who does not have any past record of crime. He also asked the court to consider her social status.
Thereafter, the magistrate sentenced Ibinabo to seven years jail term with an option of a fine of N100,000. The fine, however, elicited a mild reaction from the lawyers and members of the Giwa family present at the court premises.
One of the family members described the judgment as “ridiculous” in a brief chat with our correspondent.
(Story here)





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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont understand how Ibinabo could secure her release by paying 100,000 naira! The law is really an ass....

Anonymous said...

Lol I heard this Facebook song in yankee... courtesy of Vanessa lol...

100,000 is really low... especially for someone of such "social status"...

sweet efe said...

concerning ibinabo's case i sympathize with the giwa family, but i dont think th sentence was necessary, cos its not like she did it purposely(well they dont say so) and i know that no amount of money can replace a life, but the fine was okay, at the end of the day even if she was was fined a million it still wouldnt replace his life. well i sympathize with both parties....

Unbiased said...

Well the message out there is that celebrities are human beings an will be treated like the rest of us. Good

Aijay said...

Speechless about Ibinabo.

Anonymous said...

hope it all goes well

Beautifully Human said...

what's going on with the law these days...? foxy brown is given a 1st class ticket to jail, whilst timewasters like Pete Doherty, Lindsey, Nicole, et al are shown undeserved leniency time and time again. (I havent yet read the full story on Foxy, but it all strikes me as being a tad unfair)!

Mona said...

yes oh na so we see am, but the offences matter tho :(

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