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Ibinabo Fiberesima thanks God that She was Granted Bail

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Ibinabo FiberesimaIbinabo Fiberesima was granted bail by the court of appeal this past week, and she posted a photo of her hands clenched in prayer on her Instagram page, with these words thanking God –

Dear God, I live in a constant state of love. Your love is in every fiber of my being. I feel your holy presence in the innermost reached of my soul. There is nowhere I go without knowing that you love me. I thank you God for infinite love.

Fellow Nollywood industry peers have also shared their gratitude over the latest development – read actress Grace Amah‘s account here.

44 Comments

  1. Yawn

    April 10, 2016 at 3:25 am

    You didn’t remember God when you were driving recklessly under the influence until you KILLED an innocent father, husband, son and friend….and then fled the scene.

    My God is a just God so I know for a fact you will not go unpunished. Enjoy your freedom while it lasts

    RIP Dr Giwa. I cannot imagine the disgust his family is feeling. They might have forgiven her but that doesn’t mean justice should step aside for sentiments and “prayers”. In what world will people be celebrating freedom even after confessing to manslaughter???? Utterly ridiculous

    • Kaeto

      April 10, 2016 at 6:17 am

      Are you guys just Devils , he dead let it go, so y’all want to kill her Na wa oh… Yes there was an accident, so 2 million will bring him back or what?! She an actor Infact she needs to even be more frequent on every media to reach out to many sponsors and investors… Please stop it… She would have been you… At this point both families need love and support seriously, if y’all truly care then you reach out to the family and help support them… Oh what of its a common man…then it becomes a common case the family can’t and will never gain even if they killed the common man in jail… So how are we going to deter others from making the same mistake, by making them liable to the family affected to carry the burden of the family…

    • ?

      April 10, 2016 at 9:03 am

      What rubbish is this one talking about?
      Are you alright? Like really are you okay?

    • Yawn

      April 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      You are an insensitive cretin. We should “let it go” because she is an actress and should be on the screen “frequently”….Nigerians please take a look at this fool. Critical thinking should be taught in schools…how a human being with common sense can think this way is baffling.

      Why is it so hard to comprehend that actions have consequences. Even if she paid $100 million for bail…she should still be punished for her heinous crime because that is the way LAW works. There is nothing more ignorant than thinking we are demanding justice because it will supposedly being the dead back to life. The fact you even reason this way is alarming. What a bunch of bullsh!t. BN, I keep wondering what moderation you’re doing if comments like this get posted.

    • Ijebujesha

      April 10, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      @Kaeto. Honestly you are the REAL devil here, only that you are too devilish to even see it.

    • spectrum

      April 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      @kaeto, you know what am gonna say to you, just travel into the imagination land and replace Dr Giwa with your father, then tell me if you will still be able to write this your rubbish on this platfrom

    • Mymind

      April 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Please Kaeto, what rubbish are you taking about? This kind of mentality is the reason why Nigeria will never ever progress. See ordinary citizens helping the rich, powerful, influential, beautiful perpetrate EVIL, and get away with it just because they are beautiful, rich, powerful, influential. Why do you think Nigeria is the mess it is today? Ya’ll complain about things not working in that goddamn country and yet forget one simple thing – the rule of law matters. The Law exists for the purpose of establishing justice, maintaining order, protecting liberties and rights and even in helping a society progress. Justice should be blind regardless of social status, wealth, influence and what not. Nobody should be above the law. Would you say the same thing if this had not been Ibinabo but one thug with no education, limited English, and basically someone you would call useless/outcast/area boy? Would you show the same level of concern? Would you say the same thing if you were in the same shoes as the family of the victim? Enemy of progress ni eh oloun gbo!

      Why am I surprised sef? Isn’t it Nigeria where anything goes and where the powerful and influential oppress others, and get away pretty much with anything? Whatever happened to the untouchable Biodun Fatoyinbo of Coza? What is your senate president doing in the midst of this #PanamaPaper scandal? Is it fair that those with money, power, influence, beauty can be above the law while harsh sentences are given to everybody else? Jungle justice exists in Nigeria today because of the frustrations of people who are not as privileged; the system is rigged against them, and nobody will fight their cause which is why they take matters in their own hands. There has to be a reverse jungle justice in that country so that those raping that country dry and those getting away with murder and other evils will wake up to a new reality.

      So Kaeto, given your weird logic, all beautiful women in Nigeria can pretty much go ahead and start killing people as they please. They will get away with it and praise God the following day and some Mumus will say forgive and forget and even join them and shout hallelujah. PATHETIC! Please how exactly does that maintain law and order in the society? Do people not use their brains? This is absolutely not a mater of forgiveness, it is a matter of building a society that is fair and one that works for everyone regardless of your social status. That is why those of us who care for Nigeria cry out, shout and yell at this injustice because we don’t want our children to have the same complaints and frustrations about Nigeria in the next 50 years. We are basically having the same complaints our parents had parents 30-40 years ago and nobody sees anything wrong with that? I liken your complacent view and attitude to a victim of rape who has been severely traumatized to the point where being raped has become a new normal. Why does the average Nigerian who is pretty much victim of the existing that society so quick to make excuses for the pathetic perpetrators of injustice? It’s a systemic pattern of power and control and we need to wake up and break ourselves free in this country if we truly want things to change.

      I lost whatever respect I had left for Ibinabo. Karma is a bitch, and I pray it catches up with her very very very soon.

    • ijebujesha

      April 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      @Kaeto, you are the REAL devil here, only that you are too evil to see it.

    • Kennedy

      April 10, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      My dear o!. People getting depressed because NEPA quench light for their yeye fowl party. Loooooool. It’s about time too. Thank you NEPA the noise was becoming deafening. Peace at last. Oya make una follow Emeka wife beater ike and write a petition to God demanding he pafuka this woman. Wicked people indeed. Pouring hard to come by fuel into fire. Mtchewwww undiezibo looking for vengeful justice. Tufiakwa. She’s out okay we are happy. deal!

    • Debbie Ade

      April 13, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Are you a person??? If your father was the one killed by a reckless driver, would you say this??? Pleas think well before typing balderdash!!!

    • Cutie

      April 10, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Well SAID!!! we constantly pray for change in Nigeria… yet someone out there thinks they can ‘pray’ away justice… would this even be the case if she were not a ‘celebrity’? I’m surprised the whole process has taken this long… the anguish the Gina’s are facing through this… do they also not believe in and pray to this same God? You may be all sober now but justice need prevail in this. God is not mocked… he is a just God… a man reaps what he sows!!!

    • Someonecute

      April 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Can you guys just shush it pleaseeee! No she didn’t remember God at all then because she was under the influence of alcohol. Might have been a terrible person and all that. She is sober now. The deed is done already and she is facing the consequences. The law is doing its job, she was granted bail, bail doesn’t mean she’s been acquitted. Why don’t you let the law do its own job. I’m tired of you people on here shouting like you want to stone her to death. Hypocrites, if this was your brother coming back drunk from club / sister / even your mother. I bet you will be the one running from pillar to post to make sure they don’t do their time. She’s thanking God that at least she was granted bail, she has time to spend with her kids and hubby while this case gets finalized. I was watching Heinen’s interview last night, the renowned criminal lawyer that defended Ghomeshi’s sex assault trial. Everyone was shocked at the outcome. The shocking tiny details that were revealed worked in favor of the accused. Lots of Canadian women were mad. But all in all it was fair trial. She said the Justice system is not supposed to give you what you expect based on sentiments or public opinion. What makes a justice system fair is that you have a fair trial no matter what you’ve done. Ibinabo’s case is not a first degree murder. It’s a reckless action that led to an unintentional killing by accident. You need to study how the law treats that. And not just any law, the Nigerian justice system. At the end of it all she could get less than 5 years or even still 5. Why exactly are we crying more than the bereaved?

    • Hmmmmmm

      April 10, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      @someonecute. Thanks the way some people carry this matter for head. They granted her bail, wahala! Na today dem dey grant criminal bail?. She’s thanking God for at least a breath of fresh air for now. Am sure she knows she can’t travel out of Lagos and her passport has been seized. She’s still under tension, the case is still on. Whatever she chooses to say/post on a Sunday morning about her God, it’s her biz. It’s her God. Even the prisoner who was about to be executed at the right side of Jesus on the cross, had something to say to God. Na she get her mouth abeg. By the way, everyone has a right to appeal anything abeg. I believe this is the last chance she gets at that. We have heard different versions of this case. Some people said she was rushed to the hospital, others said no she ran away. You see why I hate public-opinionated court? Y’all can go to the next hearing pls, if you’re so concerned.

  2. Luqman

    April 10, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Even thieves do thank God after a successful operation

  3. Kiiki

    April 10, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Ngwanu, go and make peace with the victim’s family. AND , Stay off Social Media!!!! ?????

  4. ElessarisElendil

    April 10, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Later we’ll start to wonder why Nigeria doesn’t progress. Prayer=100; Rule of Law=0

  5. Ada Nnewi

    April 10, 2016 at 5:43 am

    This woman either has very bad advisors or is emotionally unintelligent… she has not publicly apologised but she can publicly thank God for bail conditions…I was sorry for her before and felt she was being judged harshly but now I think she’s just being ridiculously insensitive and plain stupid…

    • Iris

      April 10, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      I vote for ’emotionally unintelligent’ as are many BN commenters who clearly do not see what is wrong with her behaviour during this entire mess.

  6. Stige

    April 10, 2016 at 5:49 am

    You see, something is lacking; wisdom. This woman needs wisdom. She may even be proud. She won’t stay off social media until she does the time. Next is church thanks giving. You would soon hear.

  7. Cherry

    April 10, 2016 at 8:10 am

    We are not saying she should not thank God. she lacks wisdom. what is it with social media? let it not be her ruin. You think even after begging the family if the deceased to forgive her they would be happy to see her thanking God for loving her and hating their son so much as to allow him die? after all people survive accidents. this doesnt show she is truly remorseful, this shows she is trying to pass a message that no matter what they do, she will defeat them. Ibinabo? Wisen up. When I saw this I was disgusted how much more the family of the deceased? All this is not necessary, you can thank God in your heart. our God is a just God

  8. Lala

    April 10, 2016 at 10:35 am

    This woman has no shame and no friends to advise her, you were granted BAIL, that means your ass can still be carried to jail and knowing this yeye country she might never enter prison. She should show a little tact

  9. Anon

    April 10, 2016 at 10:41 am

    yep I predicted that the joyful noise of your enemies would be short lived. Dear lady this Sunday I give thanks to God for you. Stay blessed.

  10. Omo jesu

    April 10, 2016 at 11:36 am

    God is not unjust! He is in the midst of truth and not lies. Every lies told to get the freedom is just temporal. . Let us wait and see the outcome. I know justice will prevail in the mighty name of Jesus.

  11. nene

    April 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Nigerians and God! help yourselves by living a good and honest life before calling God. most importantly, show remorse and atone for ur wrongdoings.

  12. shady

    April 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Someone pointed out the case of Paul walker. His friend behind the wheel whose reckless driving cause the death of both of them. Now his family has paid compensation worth over 10 million dollars to the daughter of Paul walker. There will never be a sense of responsibility nd justice in Nigerian if we are quick to say leave God to judge , no prison sentence will bring d deceased back. U do the crime u do the time simple.

  13. Manny

    April 10, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Ibinabo is so insensitive. I think she can’t see beyond herself

  14. olorificent

    April 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    So with all dat happen to her,she still remember her Instagram password? I trust Nigerians if d law fails, cyber bullies will hunt her down, I think she should stay off social media.

  15. Deejay

    April 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    In my opinion ibinabo missed it. I hope and pray that this celebrity syndrome and internet will not damage some of us. My questions are (1) what is bail? (2) does that bail mean the sentence of five years imprisonment has been removed from your head. (3) Ibinabo are you brilliant at all.? Instead of you to use the bail period and your personality to rally all the govenors of the country and people of power and might in the country to help to beg the Giwa family and implore them to talk to government (who is prosecuting you) to temper justice with mercy on your behalf. You are busy posting prayers and this colourful dress on the internet. For your information, God will not come down to help you but he can use people to do so on His behalf. Omo you better let your head be correct and show some remorse and go under, take back seat and stop posting rubbish on the Internet. Na only you dey pray. Pharisee alasehan, empty head.

    • Ima

      April 10, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      So by posting this picture she isn’t doing anything else? Foolish people everywhere

  16. Ima

    April 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I don’t understand why soo many people are insisting she does time. Do you think it’s only behind prison walls that she has to pay for her reckless driving? Don’t forget it was an accident, do you know the emotional trauma she has been through all these years because of this accident. Whether she serves time or not it won’t bring back the dead. And there is nothing wrong in her using social media to thank God. This is her battle, she is fighting it the best way she can. Is it because she is a public figure you feel she has less emotions or feelings like you? Nigeria n’s constantly attack rich people or celebrities. It’s like they see some kind of satisfaction in their pain. Imagine if it were to be someone close to you who was in an accident and mistakenly killed someone? Would you say such insensitive things? We all make mistakes, this was a costly one I accept but justice isn’t only by her serving time, the public ridicule and constant judgement including the bail is also justice

    • Yawn

      April 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      How about YOU imagine the victim being someone who is close to you…will you be asking people to forgive the perpetrator and disregard the law? Thought as much.

      You must be part of the “elebis” who worship money. So because we want justice, we hate rich people? Lmao are you actually serious????? It’s very evident this woman and those supporting her are not very intelligent.

      You’re here talking about “Emotional trauma”?…. What do you think the Giwa family has been experiencing? joy??? Gtfoh.
      She killed someone, accident or not…Period.

      And why are you people pretending this woman hit him by mistake, helped him to the hospital & paid his bills? FACT IS SHE WAS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, HIT HIM AND THEN FLED WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS ALIVE. She has a wicked heart and so do you and her other extremely daft supporters.

      I will keep replying you ignoramuses because the level of foolishness is just too much to absorb.

    • chizoba

      April 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      You are just trying to whip up sentiment God can see inside your heart you are not a peaceful person . Only suffering makes people like you happy. You do not speak for the Giwa family. People like yourself need an avenue to spill their venom. There must be loads more venom were that came from. Now what you gonna do with it. I honestly hope it doesn’t poison you. I am happy she is realised and sincerely pray the Giwa family by the merciful Grace of God find peace.

  17. Rayva

    April 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Am so happy for her! You dont know what its like to be in a situation you had no control of and everybody; friends, frenemies and foes alike clamoring for your head on a platter of gold and nothing else. Even with all her connections, all her hopes of it being swept under the carpet, were thwarted. She has been resisted for long and this little light of hope should not be denied her. Even if she has not served her time properly: the guilt, pain and shame of this having this issue hang over her head for 10 good years is enough kill oneself; dont judge her because she lived a little, made obvious by her position and media presence. She has fought a hard and long fight with numerous responsibilities on her shoulders; dont deny her this small respite, as it could be you tomorrow who would need such. I have walked this road before its long and damn lonely…………….so I understand her gratitude at this news. Yes it happened, yes it was an unfortunate event but in this life filled with ironies, I choose not to throw stones rather celebrate with her………..

    • Uberhautelooks.blogspot.com

      April 10, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Then I hope you’ll mourn with the Giwas too, who’s ray of hope was cut short thereby ending the life of not just a human being, but also a son(whose mother was/is alive), Wife and three kids to deal with their pain and fend for themselves.
      All I keep thinking is that Nigerians have started developing this mad attitude since the emergence of social media…no remorse, no remorse….i pray such never happen to you (man or woman), that’s when you’ll know that kijipa kii sawo(khaki no be leather).

    • Lynchingburg

      April 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      We have remorse and feel for the families involved. Unlike some wolves in sheep clothing picking at a scab over and over again just so that it can bleed and you see the fresh blood and pain gushing out again. Some of you are just vampires and feed on others pain.you are just like one of those people who come to the scene of a ghastly accident, snatch out your phones and start taking macabre pictures of mangled bodies just so that you can share the pain on social media. Vultures of pain . Let the Giwas be Biko.

  18. mabel

    April 10, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you for your comment @ Rayva. ‘have a little kindness, show a little kindness’. You people have been shouting the law the law upandan. It is the same ‘the law’ that granted her bail abi is bail against the law? Eh leave her to enjoy the bail now abi. You people just sound like those pharisees. Screaming ‘crusify her’. If she decides to thank God leave her when it’s time for the final judgment to be made, whatever it is she will face it. All these panadol taking sef dey tire.

    • Debbie Ade

      April 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      BTW, granting bail doesn’t mean a thing. They grant bails every time. And yes, we have been shouting the law. Why can’t she thank God within the confines of her house??? Does God live on social media??? All these people will be drawing unnecessary attention to themselves and be crying foul when people go after them. Abeg, park well Miss Mabel. Show a little kindness because it is not your mother or father that was knocked down abi!!!

  19. Na mi

    April 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I v mixed emotions about this issue … am waiting 4 d part doux

  20. Na mi

    April 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    m sure next caption will be IBINABO FIGHTS EMEKA IKE OVER AGN PRESIDENCY. .. I await that story

  21. Tunmi

    April 11, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I am here laughing because this is truly Nigerians. The same people that go and beg with a rape victim’s family not to press charges. The same people that know where the thieving politicians are but will quickly kill alleged thieves. Yep, these are Nigerians. And this is exactly why the country is as it is. At this point I don’t even blame the thieving politicians.

    • taiwo

      April 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Those crimes are premeditated. This was an ACCIDENT. Daft naijarian. Too many of you that’s why the country is ran by baboons like yourself

  22. soji

    April 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I fear people ooooooo. See how God hearing this lady’s pray and setting her free from captivity has ruined soooo many people’s Sunday .Hian ooooooo. Reading the comments I’m sure many of you are going to have a horrible week. Pele o!. There is still time for you all to go study law o. So you can sue God for not doing exactly as you decreed.

    • Debbie Ade

      April 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      It is only in Nigeria we use God as camouflage. Issokay. Try this abroad and see if the law will not come after you.

  23. Chinyere

    April 11, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Hahaha is like she dated their husband during her crazy days so many women want to have her head cut.

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