Ibinabo Fiberisima, the delectable veteran Nollywood actress and ex-beauty queen, has revealed that she is suffering from breast cancer . . .
Ibinabo had been sentenced to a five-year jail sentence by the Court of Appeal, which upheld the earlier decision of a Lagos High Court – for manslaughter (reckless driving causing death).
She proceeded to the Supreme Court to upturn the appeal. She asked the supreme court to set aside the judgment of the appellate court on health grounds.
Mini BIO – Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. In those with distant spread of the disease, there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, or yellow skin.
Two Mammograms (1st photo above:) showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right, white arrows). Female body illustration (2nd photo above: breast cancer, black arrow, right)
Risk factors for developing breast cancer include: female sex, obesity, lack of physical exercise, drinking alcohol, hormone replacement therapy during menopause, ionizing radiation, early age at first menstruation, having children late or not at all, older age, and family history.
Mammograms & Illustration above: Wikipedia
In a six paragraph affidavit deposed to by one Victor Eden, the deponent averred that a tumor was expelled from Ibinabo’s breast.
In her notice of appeal, the appellant said the court of appeal erred in law when it affirmed the Lagos high court’s judgment.
At her first trial in a Magistrate Court sitting in Lagos, the magistrate had given the appellant an option of N100,000 fine for the offence.
This judgment was, however, overturned by a Lagos high court, which replaced the option of fine with a five-year jail term.
Dissatisfied, Fiberesima had filed an appeal through her lawyer, urging the court to set aside the five- year sentence. The court of appeal has fixed April 7 to hear a bail application by Ibinabo.
Ibinabo’s new health challenge may have to be tested for relevance at her appeal case. Whether this revelation of cancer may affect the appellate court’s decision is left to conjecture.