Court grants Omoni Oboli go ahead to release ‘Okafor’s Law’ on Friday

Posted on March 30 2017 , at 03:13 pm
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  • The judge, in doing this, removed the interim injunction stopping the release of the film as filed by Raconteur Productions.

Jude Idada had accused Omoni Oboli of stealing his work to make ‘Okafor’s Law’

Nollywood actress, producer and director, Omoni Oboli has been granted permission to go ahead with the cinema release of her film, Okafor’s Law by a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi.

Justice Ibrahim Buba gave this ruling moments ago after considering the arguments of the plaintiff (Raconteur Productions) and the defendants (Omoni Oboli, Dioni Visions Entertainment and FilmOne Distribution).

The judge, in doing this, removed the interim injunction stopping the release of the film as filed by Raconteur Productions.

READ: Omoni Oboli lands in court over ‘Okafor’s Law’, barred from premiering the film

He said that the film can be released as planned into Nigerian cinemas tomorrow, Friday, March 31, 2017, but that the parties involved should choose a date for continuation of the hearing between April 3 and 4, 2017.

The actress and filmmaker has cause to smile now

This definitely comes as good news to Omoni Oboli and her people as she had yesterday presented, through Oluwatomi Adeoye – the Project Manager of Dioni Visions, a counter-affidavit in which it was argued that an estimated N500m which she had planned to realise would be lost if the film was not released as scheduled.

ALSO: ‘Why we dragged Omoni Oboli to court’ – Raconteur Productions

Oboli was absent in court today, just like yesterday, and her representatives declined to make any comments to us after the ruling.

Jude Idada was present and the case involving him and Oboli will begin formal hearing on April 6, 2017.

SEE: ‘My story, my script, my film!’ – Omoni Oboli insists as ‘Okafor’s Law’ premiere is cancelled

It will be recalled that Oboli had been accused of stealing Idada’s intellectual copyright for the controversial film, Okafor’s Law.

This post first appeared on TNS.

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