Court Sacks Ibinabo-Led Actors Guild Exco

Justice James Tsoho of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sacked the Ibinabo Fiberisima-led executive of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

The court, on Monday, declared the election that brought the sacked executive into office as null and void and of no effect whatsoever and that the election was conducted against a clear order of court that parties should maintain status quo.

The Judge further ordered Ibinabo Fiberisima to, henceforth, stop parading herself as the AGN President, as well as other national officers that emerged from the said election.

Besides, he ordered her and the national officers of her executive, to render full accounts of monies generated by the AGN under her, including details of income and expenditure, within 90 days of the date of delivery of the judgment.

The suit that brought about the judgment was filed by an actor, St. Maradona Mikevine, who was the National Treasurer in the election that produced another actor, Emeka Ike as AGN President.

Mikevine, through his lawyer, Malcom Omirhobo, had contended that the election that brought her into office was conducted in the face of a subsisting court order restraining the conduct of AGN election.

The suit that brought about the initial order was filed by Emeka Ike, while the order which ordered parties to maintain status quo was made on October 26, 2011. Ike had filed the suit to contest the formation of an illegal government coined as “National Unity”, to run the affairs of the AGN.

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