Popular Nollywoood actress, Omoni Oboli, received a court injunction yesterday, March 24th preventing the premiere of her new film ‘Okafor’s Law’ and also the release on the 31st of March, in the case in which Omoni Oboli, Dioni Visions & Filmone Distribution are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Defendants respectively.
Recall that in September 2016, Omoni Oboli was accused of copyright infringement for the ‘Okafor’s Law’ title she gave her movie, by a Canada based writer, Jude Idada. The nollywood actress was also accused of stealing his story and idea for her new movie “Okafor’s Law.”
Idada revealed this in an exclusive interview with TNS. He also stated that Oboli copied his idea for her directorial debut, “Being Mrs Elliott.”
However, the actress/producer maintained her silence and went on to promote and allegedly set a release date for the movie for March 31st with the premiere being yesterday, March 24th even after a demand letter was sent, and the matter was taken to court for the copyright infringement and trademark violation.
Omoni Oboli has however cancelled the premiere today, as she will be guilty of disregarding the order of the court and might be charged for contempt of court order.