Today, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 signalled the beginning of hearing on the court case between Jude Idada and Omoni Oboli.
The Canada-based writer had initially accused the actress and producer of infringing on his intellectual copyright after she went on to use his screenplay for her latest project, Okafor’s Law, without according him due credit. However, Idada had refused to go to court – initially telling TNS that he did not want to disrupt the Nollywood party to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Since TIFF ended, he had also been reluctant to go to court. Until now. Apart from the case filed against Omoni Oboli by Chioma Onyenwe’s Raconteur Productions, Idada is also filing his and the case has been adjourned until April 6, 2017 by the presiding judge, Ibrahim Buba.
Speaking exclusively with TNS after today’s hearing, Idada said he believed the truth would prevail.
“I’m certain. I’m really certain of the truth. In all my years of being a writer, no one has ever accused me of taking them to court,” he said.
He continued, “I’m hoping the judge will see beyond tears & influence when giving judgment.”
Meanwhile, judgement is likely to be passed tomorrow in the case by Raconteur Productions hoping to halt the Friday release of the film into cinemas.