Nollywood star actress, Omoni Oboli has been dragged to court over allegations that she ‘stole’ the script for her upcoming film project, Okafor’s Law.
In September 2016, TNSexclusively published a 45-minute long interview with Canada-based writer, Jude Idada who alleged that the actress infringed on his intellectual copyright by running with his script for the film.
Idada alleged that Oboli took 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.
During this period and till date, the producer/director maintained her silence despite several attempts by TNSto reach her and her representatives. Oboli ignored all parties and fixed the premiere date for the movie for today, March 24, 2017 and the premiere, March 31, 2017.
However, the matter has been taken to court and an injunction has been sought to prohibit the producer from releasing the film as planned next week.
The order was served by Hon. Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi – Lagos with the plaintiff being Raconteur Productions.
This implies that if the premiere goes on disregarding the order of the court, Ms. Oboli and her people will be guilty of contempt of court. Among the who will appear as defendants to the case include Omoni Oboli, Dioni Visions while FilmOne Distribution has been served.
See the photo of the court order below:
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