Miss Nigeria 1997 and MBGN runner up 1998, now currently the AGN President, Ibinabo Fiberesima was involved in an accident precisely on the 26th of February 2006 in Lekki Lagos that left the driver of the car she hit, a medical doctor, Alhaji Suraj Giwa, dead.
She was arrested and charged and the Magistrate of Igbosere Magistrate court, Magistrate Isaacs in his judgment, found Fiberesima guilty on the two -count charge of manslaughter and reckless driving and
sentenced her to seven years imprisonment for count one and two years imprisonment for counts two.
The magistrate, however, gave Ibinabo Fiberesima the option of paying N100,000 fine to regain her freedom. She reportedly paid the fine and was let off the hook.
She has since settled with the court and the victim’s family.