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Friday, 19 May 2017

LIB Special report: Omoni Oboli, Okafor's Law and What really happened in court

Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli has been in the eye of the storm lately. First she had a court injunction prevent her from her screening her new movie 'Okafor's Law' in Lagos last month.
The a few days after, the injunction was lifted and the movie made its way to the cinemas and has so far recorded remarkable success.
Wednesday, the case that's now a full legal battle between Omoni Oboli and Raconteur Productions as regards the copyright violation and theft of the “Okafor’s Law” was heard  at the Federal High court before Honorable Justice Buba.

The Claimant in the case 'Raconteur Productions LTD' had subpoenaed the NFVCB (National Film and Video Censors Board) to tender documents and testify in court.

In court, the NFVCB was represented by one of its Censorship Officers, Mrs Obasi who produced documents submitted to the NFVCB by the 3rd Defendant, FilmOne Ltd for purposes of obtaining the license to market and distribute Omoni Oboli's movie, Okafor's Law.
Upon cross-examination by Kelechi Onwu a lawyer representing Oboli, Mrs Obasi admitted that Omoni Oboli's proof of Registration with the NFVCB was validly obtained in 2014 and also confirmed that the registration receipt tendered was gotten from the NFVCB.  

Before her testimony, Omoni Oboli's NFVCB receipt was tendered and admitted as exhibit in Court which shows that she registered and obtained the license to censor and produce the movie, Okafor's Law as far back as 2014.

The receipt tendered by Mrs Obasi was the license to market and distribute the movie which was filed by the distribution company FilmOne in March 2017.

According to pundits and movie practitioners, FilmOne Ltd would not have been able to obtain a license to market and distribute a Nollywood movie which wasn't already registered with the NFVCB. 

For now, the injunction is lifted, the movie continues showing at the cinemas and the case has now been adjourned to Tuesday, June 13, 2017,


Vivian Reginalds said...

nawao for this war, there ft be an epic fail after all!
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Nnenne George said...

Nobody is interested to know what happened.. to me it's a publicity stunt to make more sales for the movie..

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Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or Madam Linda feels typos are now a way of expression in writing. Having to edit some of these posts in my head as I read is becoming too tedious. Please work on ur editorial team. Thanks.

Alloy Chikezie said...

I hope she wins this case.

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Pete said...

what happens if the verdict goes againats omoni oboli?

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she should just try to settle out of court or else all the money that she has made would go to the plantiff.

hrm paul said...

This matter don drag wat she would have done was reach an out of court settlement with d guy that claimed he wrote d script greed is always a factor that destroys relationship

Anonymous said...

Omoni Oboli is found of cheating people if you know her well

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Anonymous said...

And you do???

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I don't see Omoni as someone who would engage in fraudulent transactions

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Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. Its everywhere, even punch newspaper app.

ken christy said...

They should settle the case amicable

Anonymous said...

This case really just stinks! I don't understand why the guy feels he has a case when he used his own mouth to say Omoni called him to write a script for her and he never delivered a script to her. Anyways let's watch and hope the court will see through their bullshit.

Anonymous said...

An urhobo person will never cheat you check well but if you play smart with them they can't carry last now Ibo wayo. #clicks tongue #

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