Efforts by convicted actress and former beauty queen, Ms. Ibinabo Fiberesima, to secure bail at the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, suffered a setback yesterday [Mar 17] due to the incompetence of her application, THISDAY has reported.
The three-man panel presided over by Justice U.I Ndukwe-Anyanwu observed that the appellant failed to attach copies of the judgment delivered by the court which affirmed the five-year jail sentence imposed on her by a Lagos High Court. Other justices on the panel were Samuel Oseji and Tijani Abubakar.
When the matter came up yesterday, Ibinabo’s lawyer, Nnaemeka Amaechina, briefed the court of an application dated March 14, adding that same had been served 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 an exhibit thereby rendering the whole application incompetent.
Justice Ndukwe-Anyanwu said the only option left was to strike out the application or adjourn it. Consequently, Amaechina sought for an adjournment to enable him do the needful.
The court adjourned the matter till April 7 for hearing.