For sometime now, Nollywood actor, Mcsmith Ochendo has been explaining why he dragged the incumbent president of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima to court.
The dreadlock-wearing actor cum musician said, he wants the court to interpret a particular section of the constitution as it applies to the position of the president of the guild.
According to him, “ My interest in all these is that I want a guild that has respect for the rule of law and the constitution. AGN is not a private property owned by the Board of Trustees or myself.
“The court should interpret Section 4 (u) of the amended constitution of Actors Guild of Nigeria, whether it is lawful for an ex-convict to vie for any elective position.
“Was Ibinabo convicted at any point in time by any court of competent jurisdiction? If the answer is in the affirmative, which I believe it is because I have a certified copy of the true judgment delivered by the highly revered Justice Deborah Oluyemi of the Lagos High Court on February 20, 2009, then Ibinabo has no moral justification to occupy such exalted position.”
However, while hearing on the case comes up on the 18th of September, at the Federal High court, Lagos, questions are being asked today,as Ochendu alleges threat to his life regarding the case.