New Nollywood AGN President Emeka Ike recalls actress suspended by Ibinabo Fiberesima, says judgement was wicked


Emeka-IkeNollywood actor and acting president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Ike, has said the punishment meted on up and coming actress, Crystabel Goddy by the former president of the guild, Ibinabo Fiberesima, smacks of jungle justice.

Fiberesima had suspended the actress following her brutal attack on fellow actress, Princess Chineke.

It would be recalled that the actresses (Crystabel and Princess), while on location at a place in Iyana Ipaja, Lagos state for a popular soap opera sometime in February, were involved in a heated argument which landed them in a messy tussle.

Princess had allegedly warned Crystabel about her constant late night calls to her alleged lesbian partner for three nights, which she said disturbed her sleep.

Trouble started when they were about going to bed on the said night and the duo was said to have argued and in the cause of that, Crystabel reportedly slapped Princess.

Princess was said to have retaliated when Crystabel allegedly grabbed Princess’ thigh with her teeth, bit off a chunk of her flesh which brought out her veins.
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Following the feud, the Ibinabo-led faction of the guild had set up a high-powered committee headed by the National Chief Whip, Empress Eneh to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the matter.

The former president who frowned at the act of cannibalism, had in a statement issued by the National Public Relations Officer, PRO, Moji Oyetayo, said “Crystabel shall remain on suspension until the outcome of the investigation as stipulated by the constitution of the Guild.”

As his reign of power began, Ike waded into the matter, pointing out that it was wrong for Crystabel to be placed on suspension because she was never a card carrying member of the guild.

Speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday, the acting president said, “Even if Miss Crystabel Goddy, were a member of our Guild, there are set procedures for dealing with issues bothering on indiscipline. Miss Goddy never faced any disciplinary panel to hear her case to determine her guilt or otherwise.

“Her purported suspension by Ibinabo is akin to jungle justice, which is alien to AGN.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Miss Crystabel Goddy is not under any suspension by AGN, and therefore free to continue her career, as we rebuild our Guild to make it once more attractive to young talents,” Ike reinstated.

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