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Omoni Oboli Rep explains why actress has been quiet about 'Okafor's Law' copyright case

"So, whether you're supporting the other side or our side, money needs to be made from this film" - Tomi Adeoye said.

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On March 30, 2017, a Federal High Court in Ikoyi lifted the injunction that restricted the nationwide release of "Okafor's Law" in Nigeria.

Oluwatomi Adeoye, who represented Dioni Visions and Omoni Oboli at the ruling, had a brief chat with Pulse Nigeria, discussing the court's verdict.

play Augustine Alegeh (SAN) - counsel representing Dioni Visions and Omoni Oboli

 

"We are still in court obviously. The only thing that happened today was pretty much the injunction to stop showing the movie was lifted," she said.

"We are being very careful to not release a statement that may cause bias, even though the other party has released their own statement to the media."

"But, from the side that we are coming from as Omoni Oboli being a celebrity - when celebrities talk, they tend to get the public on their side.

"We don't want to make it look like we are swaying the public, so, that's why Omoni has been quiet about this matter.

"We have our side to the story which will come out very very soon. I'm glad the injunction has been lifted. The court has not seen enough reason for the injunction to stay

play The Plantiff, Chioma Onyewe for Raconteur Productions

On the  money they lost as a result of the cancelled premiere, Adeoye said, "we experienced a loss from the premiere last week, but, we believe that God is still on the throne and every loss will be recovered back.

I just urge people to go out to watch the movie tomorrow. Whichever side you're on, go out and watch the movie. Either way, if we win, you know because the court has granted us the right, and if we lose, we have to pay money for damges.

So, whether you're supporting the other side or our side, money needs to be made from this film. "

play Samuel Olatunji and Tomi Adeoye at the Federal High Court

 

Justice N Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, lifted an injunction that was served Oboli, Dioni Visions and Filmone Distribution on March 24, 2017, to halt the premiere of "Okafor's Law" and a nationwide release of the movie on March 31, 2017. The complaint was filed by the plaintiff, Raconteur Productions.

However, the case is still in court and a hearing has been scheduled for April 3 or April 4, 2017.

"Okafor's Law" will debut in cinemas on Friday, March 31, 2017.

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