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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
I have nothing to do with Ibinabo Fiberesima’s jail sentence – Emeka Ike
Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, has replied critics who purportedly accused him of jubilating over Ibinabo Fiberesima’s imprisonment.
It would be recalled that Emeka Ike and Ibinabo have allegedly been in a feud over the position of president of the Actor’s Guild and only recently, Ike accused the actress of impersonating him by stating she was still the president of the union.
A court of Appeal on Saturday, upheld her five-year- jail sentence for the death of Dr. Giwa Suraj in a car accident 10 years ago, which left the actress devastated.
However, following her present predicament, critics have reportedly slammed the actor, accusing him of being behind it.
Meanwhile, according to reports, the actor had anonymously penned an article in one of the National Dailies went viral, about Justice for Dr. Suraj Giwa. That article had been alleged to fuel the recent charges against Ibinabo, his alleged ‘archenemy.’
In a chat with Nollywood insider, (Olisa TV), the Nollywood ‘lover boy’ said, “I should not be assumed to be happy with the present travail of Ibinabo Fiberesima.
“We are in court on the matter of our guild, the Actors Guild of Nigeria, not on the issue of death or motor accident. I don’t wish jail for her.
Ike further said Ibinabo had been his impersonator since she was sacked by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
He addressed the claims that he was the reason the actress’ appeal had actually been dismissed.
“Ibinabo has been impersonating to be the president. I am the president. I only want her to vacate the office.
“If she has a case and jailed for it, it has nothing to do with me, “Emeka Ike added.
On his part, Don Pedro Aganbi, the factional chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria said, “Nobody would be glad over such even if the person is your enemy.
“Mind you, our fight is only about the Actors Guild not about life and death. I don’t also think Emeka Ike would go dancing over Ibinabo’s present faith.
“All we wanted was that she leaves the office not by going to jail,” the chairman noted.