A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered advance
service of court processes in a suit against Nollywood actress/producer,
Omoni Oboli, over copyright infringement on the movie “Okafor’s Law,”
on other parties to the suit.
Justice Ibrahim Buba ordered that copies of processes be served on
counsel to other defendants by email, so as to ensure that the justice
of the case is achieved in good time.
It would be recalled that Justice Buba had on March 24, granted an
interim order, stopping the premiere of “Okafor’s Law” scheduled to hold
on the evening of same day. The ex-parte order, halted the planned
premiere of “Okafor’s Law” at the IMAX Cinema in Lagos.
Raconteur Production Ltd, on behalf of a Canada based script writer, Mr
Jude Idada, seeking same reliefs.
and The Filmone Ltd. The court had issued the orders, suspending the
release and launch of the film, in any movie theatre or cinema house on
March 31, pending the determination of a motion on notice before the
and had accused Oboli of copyright infringement. He added that she had
stolen his story idea for the movie in September 2016, adding that Oboli
took the work he had done regarding “Okafor’s Law,” and developed it
without giving him due credit.