Omoni Oboli is in for some hard times as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of Nollywood Producer and Director’s film titled “Okafor’s Law” .
The court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba also issued an interim order, suspending the release and launch of the Omoni Oboli film, in any movie theatre or cinema house on March 31, pending the determination of a motion on notice before the court.
The judge also ordered the seizure of all copies, materials, projections or infringing materials, relating to the subject matter.
The orders came following an ex parte application filed by a company, Rancoteur Productions Ltd, on behalf of a Canada based script writer, Jude Idada.
Idada had earlier claimed that the movie “Okafor’s Law” is his intellectual property, adding that she had stolen his story idea for the movie in September 2016,a claim Omoni Oboli has continuously denied without giving him credit.
The plaintiff had filed the suit through Anthony Idigbe, seeking an order, halting the premiere and release of the said “Okafor’s Law”, pending the determination of a copyright infringement suit filed against Oboli.
The court thereafter, fixed March 29 for hearing of the motion on notice.