The Court of Appeal in Lagos Thursday granted Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima,a N2 million bail.
While granting the bail with two sureties in like sum, the appellate court ruled that Ms. Fiberesima bail application had merit.
The actress had been sentenced to five years in prison, in 2009, by a Lagos High Court.
On March 12, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Ms. Fiberesima challenging her jail term, forcing the actress to file a bail application.
On Thursday, the appellate court, in a two-one split judgment, held that Ms. Fiberesima had not jumped bail in the past.
The court also stated that it exercised its discretion in the actress’s favour in view of her health condition.
“It would amount to injustice if after Fiberesima had been kept in prison, the Supreme Court later, after about three to four years, decide that the five year jail term imposed on her should be set aside,” said Samuel Oseji, who read out the judgment.