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Lagos High Court lifts injunction on Omoni Oboli's Okafor's Law

Lagos High Court lifts injunction on Omoni Oboli's Okafor's Law

Last week Friday was sup­posed to have Omoni Oboli’s film, Okafor’s Law premiered to thousands of guests who gathered at IMAX Cinema, Lekki Lagos but it didn’t happen anymore when a court injunction obtained by Raconteur Produc­tions restricted the movie from showing.
There is now good news for Omoni Oboli’s camp because the injunction was lifted today, 30, March 2017 by Justice N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. The court lifted the injunc­tion while stating that the movie should not have been prevented from showing in the first place since the copyright claim suit is yet to be determined by a com­petent court of law. The movie, Okafor’s Law will now be showing nationwide in all cinemas from Friday, March 31, 2017.
Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Fed­eral High Court in Lagos had issued an Anton Piller order, di­recting the seizure of a film titled Okafor’s Law directed by Nolly­wood producer Omoni Oboli.
The court also issued an inter­im order, suspending the release and launch of the film, in any movie theatre or cinema house on March 31, pending the determi­nation of a motion on notice be­fore the court. The judge ordered the seizure of all copies, materials, projections or infringing materi­als, relating to the subject matter. The orders followed an exparte application filed by a company, Rancoteur Productions Ltd, on behalf of a Canada-based script writer, Jude Idada. The plaintiff had filed the suit through Antho­ny Idigbe, seeking an order, halt­ing the premiere and release of Okafor’s Law pending the deter­mination of a copyright infringe­ment suit filed against Oboli.
Okafor’s Law stars seasoned actors like Richard Mofe Damijo, Toyin Aimakhu, Blossom Chuk­wujekwu, Ken Erics, Yvonne Jegede, Halima Abubakar, Gabriel Afolayan, Funke Bucknor among other Nollywood stars.

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