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“This Can Only Be God…” Grace Amah Congratulates Ibinabo as Court Grants Her Bail

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Grace AmahEx-beauty queen Ibinabo Fiberesima who was sentenced to a five year jail term for manslaughter was granted bail on Thursday by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal, pending her appeal at the supreme court. Click here if you missed it

Actress/Film-maker, Grace Amah in an instagram post titled “Even The Law Recognizes Good Conduct As Payroll: Credit To Ibinabo” rolled out congratulatory messages to Ibinabo and also thanked the family of late Dr. Giwa for their leniency and forgiveness. She said,

Today marked another milestone in the life of Mrs @ibinabofiberesima when the Appeal Court sitting in Lagos considered the appeal filed by her lawyers, and granted her bail from Kirikiri prisons pending the determination of her appeal at the Supreme Court. Her lawyers had argued and convinced the learned Justices that Mrs Ibinabo had conducted herself in good manners since the commencement of the case and had never jeorpadized proceedings by her action or conduct. Her exemplary life despite her social status is a symbol of honour. 
Many of our colleagues had joined hands in prayers and called on God to intervene to save the life of our dear AGN President. We are united in our purpose and resolve knowing that the accident was an unfortunate development which claimed the life of the deceased but was never deliberate action on the part of Ibinabo. Today, the saying that “God’s ways are not our ways nor His thoughts our thoughts” has come true. 
I want to use this opportunity to appreciate God for His mercy, grace and compassion upon Ibinabo. I thank our colleagues and the formidable team of lawyers who are fighting this case. I am optimistic that victory shall come the way of Ibinabo at the Supreme Court. I also thank family members of late Dr. Suraj Giwa that have shown clear disposition to clemency to Ibinabo knowing that life is a journey, it could be anyone tomorrow. As we continue to toe the path of justices and peace, we must note that God has the final say in all circumstances. This can only be God…May God’s name be praised forever! #Godatwork #Faithfulfather#AllpraisestoGod

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37 Comments

  1. keke driver

    April 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Grace Amah, I hope you’re gonna read this…..am sure you know you’re very irrelevant in the entertainment industry, so just shut up and crawl back to whatever hole you came out from…THIS IS INJUSTICE!!! and you celebrate it? #DoubleStandard

  2. pinike

    April 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    na wah! who is this one? who are these ones that won’t let sleeping dogs lie?

    • Debbie

      April 9, 2016 at 2:37 am

      What do you mean who is this one???? Were you ever privileged to meet Dr Giwa in your life? If your father was the one who was killegal recklessly like that wold you say this???? No justice system in Nigeria!!!! This is why the looters of our funds can go on looting. No accountability whatsoever!!!!!!

    • Debbie

      April 9, 2016 at 2:39 am

      * Killed recklessly. Would you say this????

  3. nene

    April 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    smdh. with this attitude how can this country ever progress. i understand she’s friends with these people, and i understand they are happy. but this is injustice to those people who have no relationship to ibinabo.

  4. Californiabawlar

    April 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    It’s not God. It’s the law. People get bails posted every day.
    It’ll be interesting when the Supreme Court confirms her sentence. 3-4 years from now…people will now come and say the crime was committed 150years ago.
    Smh!

  5. Olu

    April 8, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    You recklessly kill someone and get away with it (in a lawless country) and then praise God. Na wah o

    I bet the killer will go and do thanksgiving in church and the pastor will celebrate it…as long as the offering is flowing

    Jungle

    If you are praising God because your friend killer walked away freely, ur turn go come o..no be curse.

  6. FinchleysFinest

    April 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I know this situation is hard for the family of the dead. But come on guys, she didnt kill this man intentionally. What will her life in jail for 4 years give back to the dead or the family…

    It is well o

    • Rampage

      April 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      STOP… JUST STOP

    • Tolani

      April 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      If the same thing happened to your dad, will you call it unintentional? Will you just let it slide?

    • Damilola

      April 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      That’s what rapists, murderers, liars say I didn’t do it intentionally. Those men who rape women, they didn’t do it internationally, the girl dressed provocatively. Let’s stop with stupid sentiment. It’s ok, to sympathize with a loved one bcos nobody wants to see their loved one end in jail but to completely play Ibinabo as the victim is unfair and ignore the magnitude of the actual crime is ludicrous. And all this Nollywood friends coming out, making a fool of themselves makes it more infuriating. Don’t they understand, this foolish attitude is what will make the victim’s family not even have a heart to forgive. Ibinabo is not falsely accused, this is something she did on her own. God is judge. It can be anybody in ibinabo’s situation but that doesn’t automatically make it justified.

    • Eliot

      April 9, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Thank you so very much for your comment,,,,so happy that one person is reasonable here……I so much love your comment

    • seriouslyjoking

      April 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I dont understand some of these myopic arguments. People keep missing the point.. You commit a crime prescribed by law, you face the consequences simple!. They are making this out to be witch hunt. NO NO NO. She committed a crime by law, and she must pay for it. Intention matters in law but its relevance is mainly in the determination of punishment. I am sure the judge only sentenced her to 5 years imprisonment because it was not premeditated but a case of recklessness so yes, she did not intentionally kill Giwa but she was reckless and that cost a human life. I am surprised Nigerians are praising God over the release of someone who killed a human being but will serve jungle justice on a man who stole a phone or property even when lives are not lost. My biggest fear is that we see the law as a device we can twist to suit the person we want it to benefit. law is meant to be impartial purpose. No matter who the perpetrator is.

  7. hmmm

    April 8, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Its just sad how Nigerians will do bad tins and still call God to it. Kai only God knows wen naija go better

  8. True Talk

    April 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    So your God told her to smoke igbo and drink heavily before driving,, you can not comprehend his ways, pray someone will be heavily drunk and crash into you one day so that when you become a victim your people will forgive the offender knowing they can not comprehend Gods way. Imagine labelling Gid as unjust. Did God not condem her dirty acts that led to the death of that poor doctor. Now she is sober not so. Wicked souls. You need her to be at home and not in prison and the family of doctor Giwa didn’t need him at home not so?

  9. Ebere

    April 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Injustice is highly celebrated in my country….Grace are you thanking God that your friend made bad choices (still makes bad choices) , someone got killed due to that and now she’s been granted bail because she has the money to pay!!!!!!!!Ridiculous!!!!!!!!RIP to the dead…….

    • ATL's finest

      April 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      @ Ebere I know right. The more u just can’t Deal with Nigeria. But I guess if she was just a nobody, she will still be in there & all those pleading on her behalf, continue . BTW, where did Grace Amah crawl out from? Never knew she still liveth & it will be so nice if she re-direct her steps & crawl back to her destination.

  10. babyokwu

    April 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Nigeria is something else I swear. How can you be granted bail after you have been sentenced for a crime. While your case is being appealed, are you not supposed to remain detained until the day the appeal is heard? This is sickening to say the least.

  11. beevee

    April 8, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    be merciful and you shall receive mercy. haba! all the anger and hatred towards this woman is too much. it was an accident, an unfortunate one, let’s all forgive and forget. how people find so much joy in seeing this woman go to jail is unbelievable. please let’s show mercy in our dealings with others and we’ll find it too in our own times of need.

  12. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    April 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    It is a mistake we all agree, but if the law says you should spend time in Prison then she should just go quietly. By now she should have finished her sentence quietly come out and lead her life. All this postponing won’t help.

  13. chi-e-z

    April 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Facts: She killed a person and has confessed to it . under influence or not, willfully or not, family be grieved or not

    If it wasn’t 4 the fact that place is kirikiri more of a mental asylum if anything nd nigeria does not know how to keep its jails and prisons sanitary I wouldn’t even know what u guys r defending. 5 years is very lenient sentence. I don’t think anyone could have done the same just from a mere accident no carelessness or intoxication and gotten only 5 years in Georgia. like people get put away 4 just smoking a joint at the wrong time 4 over 5 years here. this was seriously lenient in my honest opinion. that being said I don’t trust anything that has 2 do with nigerian judicial system so just let whatever happen I guess

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    April 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

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  15. may

    April 8, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    this is serious

  16. may

    April 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    it can only be God? its well.

  17. pepperlina

    April 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Grace, FYI this a just bail granted not an acquittal.

    For better understanding, she has not been said to be free of the prison term. She has just been granted bail. You need pray harder that the Supreme Court does not confirm the conviction because if that happens, thats it.

    Thats it!

  18. Naked

    April 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Nigeria is a hot mess….. what kind of justice system do they operate in that country? Honestly i give up

  19. Adaeze Writes

    April 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I pray everything works out for good.

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  20. Iris

    April 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    @Finchley’sFinest don’t be silly. How many people kill intentionally? Even many politicians that steal road maintenance funds do not want people to die because of bad roads. People who steal pension funds do not want the pensioners to have a heart attack and die from lack of funds for hospital care. All they want is the money but death is the consequence of many people’s unintended actions. I really feel bad for Ibinabo and I cannot begin to imagine what i would do if i were in her shoes but i would not expect the law and the family to forgive me just because i am sorry. The law is supposed to serve as a deterrent to bad behaviour but how will it work if there are no examples to learn from? So until a member of Dr Giwa’s family comes out and ask the court not to prosecute her, everyone else should back the hell up and keep their mouths shut.

  21. Person

    April 8, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Posting bail pending is so NOT a big deal. It happens everyday in the criminal justice system. When the SC confirms her prison sentence, she’ll be right back there to serve it.

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    April 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm

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      April 9, 2016 at 2:38 am

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  23. kim

    April 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

    People are wicked sha. The family have forgiven her n moved on. It’s makes me laugh to see that people are drinking Panadol on behalf of the family for headache that don’t exist. If she goes to jail, will you sleep well? #miserablepeople

  24. Oluronke

    April 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I have never liked Ibinabo Fibresima. A lady that gave birth to five children from four different men. Must be a wayward person and her waywardness resulted to the death of an unfortunate late Dr. Giwa. Let justice prevail

    • Different

      April 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Park well jor. He who is without sin cast the first stone. It is people like you who make court judgements with prejudice. Judgements should be made on reasonable doubt. Instead of you to focus on what happened the day of the accident, on facts and evidence, you are busy talking about children from different men. Onye ishi n mebi

  25. Ama (Ghana)

    April 10, 2016 at 7:14 am

    She recklessly killed someone and got only 5 years! The justice system in Nigeria is just as flawed and corrupt like most justice systems around the world.

  26. true heart

    April 10, 2016 at 9:32 am

    It is so bad that we can’t forgive,she didn’t wake up and say let me kill this doctor,if the family forgive her,let keep our mouth shut,and leave the rest to God. Or is it because it is ibinabo?

  27. olu

    April 10, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Obviously, awon Nollywoodians (actors) have mad love for Ibinabo. There is a Yoruba proverb that comes in handy here – ohun to ye ni lo ye ni, okun orun o ye adiye. This simply means Do the right thing!!!
    Before thanking God on SM on her behalf, I think they should go with her as a group to the Giwa family and apologise. Yes, the family might not be interested in their apology but it will be on record that they came visiting. This means a lot. Also, a written apology should be taken along incase noone is at home.(proof that they came)
    Ibinabo, please make a move now and see GOD (not man) work on your behalf.
    I have learnt that these days, a stitch in time saves more than nine.

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