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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Court Lifts Injunction On Okafor’s Law, Movie To Premiere Tomorrow

Actress and filmmaker Omoni Oboli can now break into a dance. New reports are in that the court injunction banning Oboli’s movie, Okafor’s Law, from showing in cinemas has been lifted.
According to the report, Justice N. Buba of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, ordered the injunction to be lifted during a hearing today. Jude Idada’s rep also confirmed the news, stating that ‘the court was of the opinion that the loss or injury which will be inflicted on the plaintiff can be compensated in damages.’

This simply means that even though the movie can now premiere in cinemas, Omoni’s court case with Jude will still hold and if she loses, she would have to compensate Mr. Idada.
The copyright infringement saga between Omoni Oboli and writer Jude Idada started last year after the Canadian-based Nigerian writer accused the filmmaker of stealing his idea. Months after the allegations made headlines, Idada and his company Raconteur Productions disrupted the premiere of the movie in Lagos by serving Oboli an injunction, leaving Omoni in tears.

Not long after, all copies of the movie were seized by a Lagos High Court judge. Omoni chose to remain positive, sharing happy photos of herself and her family on social media.

Okafor’s Law will now be showing in all cinemas nationwide from tomorrow Friday, March 31, 2017

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