Copyright infringement case: How Omoni Oboli made 1st court appearance

Posted on April 05 2017 , at 07:35 am
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  • She was accompanied by Zeb Ejiro.

Omoni Oboli and Zeb Ejiro

Actress and filmmaker, Omoni Oboli was pictured appearing in court, for the first time on April 3, 2017.

This is after being noticeably absent during the first and second hearing of the ongoing Okafor’s Law copyright infringement lawsuit involving herself and Canada-based scriptwriter, Jude Idada.

You may recall that the mother of three was sued by the writer, who claims Okafor’s Law’s script was written by him and ‘stolen’ by Omoni and her husband without settling him as earlier agreed.

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, a Federal High Court granted Omoni Oboli the go ahead to release Okafor’s Law. 

The film was then made available to the cinemas on Friday March 31, 2017.

Prior to that, the ruling by Justice N. Buba was for an interlocutory injunction which was served to Omoni Oboli, Filmone and Dioni Visions to halt the release of the movie in Nigeria.

And though the Court lifted the injunction, the case is still in court, and hearing of the substantive matter set for Monday, April 3, 2017.

Ace Nollywood filmmaker, Zeb Ejiro was also in court to show her support. In appreciation for his support, the actress wrote, ‘And the Don dada. My daddy and senior colleague uncle Zeb Ejiro was in court with us today. Thank you dad How can I ever repay this kindness.’

See more pictures below.

Arriving court
Omoni was accused of stealing the script of ‘Okafor’s Law’
She was however granted a go ahead to release the film in cinemas 
‘Okafor’s Law’ was one of the Nollywood films screened at TIFF last year 


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