Another Blow For Ibinabo
Honourable Justice Ishola in suit no. FHC/L/CS/667/2013 between St Maradona V. Actors Guild of Nigeria and Ibinabo Fiberesima sitting at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos has dismissed the application of Ibinabo and the board of trustees of Actors Guild of Nigeria for Lack of diligent prosecution.
The court observed that the applicants are yet to file a proper appeal till date at the Court and that the Respondents are been deprived of the fruit of their judgement.
The legal Implication of this according to Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, counsel to the respondent St. Maradona V. is that Ibinabo ceases to be the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria while the board of trustees stands dissolved.
Recall that the federal high court through Justice James Tsoho had declared the election that produced Ibinabo as president as null and void because it was conducted against a clear order of court that parties should maintain status quo.
Justice Tsoho ruled that the Incorporated Trustees of AGN acted with utter impunity in disobeying the court’s order.
“It is not in doubt that the parties in this suit are entertainers but the business of court is a serious one and it cannot be turned into a legal play and for this reason, the election is hereby declared null and void,” the judge held.
Justice Tsoho further ordered Ibinabo to henceforth stop parading herself as the AGN president.