Court hears substantive case in Okafor’s Law tomorrow
A Federal High Court, Lagos, will tomorrow hear the substantive suit in the case about the real owner of the movie, “Okafor’s Law.”
Raconteur Production Ltd., had sued Dioni Visions Entertainment Ltd., Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli and Filmone Ltd. and obtained an experte application on March 14, 2017 against the premiere of the movie.
But the court 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., who is the alleged copyright owner, claimed it sent the script, “Okafor’s Law” written by Jude Idada to Filmone Ltd. for a co-production in 2015. 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According to the plaintiff, this letter of intent to co-produce was eventually withdrawn by Filmone.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.
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