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.