Things quickly escalate until all four students are lynched by the crowd, which sparks a nationwide outrage.
'Dark October' documents the events leading up to their killing, the aftermath of the mob action and the impact on their families, friends and the community.
It features a cast of talented newcomers including Chuks Joseph, Munachi Okpara, Kem-Ajieh Ikechukwu, and Kelechukwu Oriaku.
The movie marks Linda Ikeji's debut in the movie industry. The popular blogger and media entrepreneur is attached to the project as an executive producer.
In her words, “This film is a powerful and important story that needs to be told. We hope it will spark a conversation about the dangers of extrajudicial killings and the importance of ensuring justice for all.”
The true-crime movie will be distributed by FilmOne. According to the founders, Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, “We are excited to be able to bring this story to life on the big screen and to be able to give a voice to these young men and their families, we are honoured to be a part of this project and to work with Linda Ikeji and Toka McBaror to bring this important story to the world."
'Dark October' will be available on Netflix in over 190 countries on February 3, 2023.