Ibinabo Fiberisima has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for a car collision that resulted in the loss of a life of Giwa Suraj, a staff of a Lagos state public hospital.
Her son wrote an open letter asking Nigerians to pray for his mother, and now OAP Freeze weighed in last night.
Should Ibinabo go to Jail for 5 years??? I ran a poll on the Roadshow on @coolfmlagos today, and callers voted 6:1 in favor of her serving the sentence.
Do I agree? Well, no. Let’s not deprive her children of their mother and not further traumatized them with the negativity associated with their mum being an ex-convict.
However, a N100,000 fine? Seriously???? what can 100k buy in Nigeria today??? Not even an iPhone 6! Probably an iPhone 5s at the most! So are you saying a woman would be deprived of her husbands love, care and intimacy in exchange for an iPhone 5s??? Or the children would be told “sorry guys daddy is gone but here is an iPhone 5s for you guys to share” really???
I am of the opinion that she should be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the children. This responsibility should be directly proportional to her income. Also, a portion of her income should go to the wife unless she, (the wife) states otherwise. No amount of money can replace a loved one. However, taking financial responsibility could help bring closure to the bereaved family.
I pray she is pardoned but she needs to show empathy and remorse, while being responsible for the family of the deceased.
However, since then Freeze has now changed his tune – he just posted this comment 15 minutes ago.
… my dear, I usually don’t reply comments but I will reply yours. If I had read an email I received this morning, before I put up this post yesterday I won’t have begged for people to forgive her. Apparently she was partying with Jona while this man’s family was lying fallow. I once bought a puppy for my kids for 80k so 100k for a human life is appalling. However something in me pitied her.