On March 24, 2017, the day Okafor’s Law was to premiere, Omoni Oboli was served a court injunction after she was dragged before an Ikoyi High Court over allegations that she ‘stole’ the script for the film project. The order was served by Hon. Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi – Lagos with Raconteur Productions as the plaintiff.
The injunction which you can see photos of here meant that the premiere was cancelled even though the pre-event cocktail, as well as the afterparty, went ahead as planned. While announcing the cancellation of the premiere, the actress who tripled as the director, producer and a member of cast of the film insisted that the whole idea plus the execution of it were all hers. Omoni Oboli also insisted that she was not going ahead with the premiere because she was a law-abiding citizen.
In September 2016, Jude Idada, a Canada-based Nigerian writer had granted a 45-minute interview exclusive to TNS detailing his allegation that Oboli infringed on his intellectual copyright and went ahead to take the work he had done regarding Okafor’s Law and developed it without giving him due credit despite the fact that the only thing she had at the time she called him into the project was the name Okafor’s Law.