Okafor’s Law: Court begins hearing tomorrow

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[Lagos]–A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, will tomorrow hear the substantive suit in the case about the real owner of the movie, “Okafor’s Law.”

Raconteur Production Ltd., on behalf of an American based writer, Jude Idada had sued Dioni Visions Entertainment Ltd., Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli and Filmone Ltd. for alleged copyright infringement and obtained an ex parte application on March 14, 2017 against the premiere of the movie.

The court however, vacated the order on March 30, 2017 and gave Oboli the go-ahead to release “Okafor’s Law” on March 31, 2017.

The Plaintiff, Raconteur Production Ltd., the alleged copyright owner, claimed that it sent the script, “Okafor’s Law” written by Jude Idada to Filmone Ltd. for a co-production in 2015, adding that e-mail exchanges were made and Filmone sent Raconteur a letter to co-produce the film for the sum of N15m.

According to the plaintiff, this letter of intent to co-produce was eventually withdrawn by Filmone.

“Surprisingly, a finished movie in the same name and content, as seen when the film premiered in Canada, was sent by Dioni Vision Entertainment and said to be written by Omoni Oboli, about a year after,” the plaintiff said.

Omoni Oboli on her part, claimed that the script is the work of her hands.

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