- Nollywood actress and movie producer Omoni Oboli has wins at the Federal High Court
- Script writer Jude Idada alleges that he wrote the script to the controversial movie Okafor's Law
- The movie's premiere was cancelled on Friday, March 24 at the venue following court injunction
The Federal High Court, Ikoyi has lifted the ban placed on Omoni Oboli’s controversial movie Okafor’s Law on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
NAIJ.com gathered that the actress had filed a counter-affidavit which submitted by Augustine Alegeh (SAN) for the first and second defendants, Omoni Oboli and Dioni Visions, in the copyright infringement case between Omoni Oboli and Chioma Onyenwe, the actress is insisting that she created the controversial movie from the scratch.
In the counter-affidavit, Oboli had contracted Jude Idada to write the screenplay for Okafor's Law but no contract was signed.
The 1st and second defendants claim to have revealed the idea, concept and story during a meeting with Idada, to help him develop the screenplay.
However, Idada when contacted said he had lost his work on the movie alongside his computer which was stolen in Uganda.
Omoni claimed they later lost contact with Idada which then made them to write the script for the movie without him.
They claimed Idada did not submit the script he allegedly wrote on Okafor’s Law and they were not aware that he had written a script at the time they produced the movie and did not see his it either.
Omoni and Dioni Visions alleged they have committed huge financial investments they have made in the process of producing Okafor's Law.
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The first and second defendants claim to have spent 100 million naira in branding, advertising and planning of the premiere which was to be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 but was cancelled as a result of an injunction served the defendants.
They also claim that loss of revenue from the cancelled premiere is estimated at N200 million. On the expected nationwide release of March 31, 2017, the defendants claim to have spent N150 million on logistics and planning of the release.
They restated that the plaintiff is not entitled to any reliefs and pray the judge to dismiss his application, with substantial costs against them.
A verdict regarding the cinema release of the movie is expected to hold today, Thursday, 30, 2017.
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