A Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of the talk- about film at the moment ”Okafor’s law”, produce by the talented actress cum producer Omoni Oboli, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Justice Ibrahim Buba also issued an interim order, suspending the release and launch of the film, in any movie theatre or cinema house on March 31, pending the determination of a motion on notice before the court.
He also ordered the seizure of all copies, materials, projections or infringing materials, relating to the subject matter.
The judge’s order followed an ex parte application filed by Rancoteur Productions Ltd, on behalf of a Canada-based Nigerian scriptwriter, Jude Idada.
Idada had claimed that “Okafor’s Law” was his intellectual property.
However, the court made the following orders:
“An order of interim injunction, restraining the first to third defendants, whether by themselves or their privies, from premiering the feature film “Okafor’s Law”, in Lagos or any part of Nigeria, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
“An order of interim injunction, restraining the defendant from releasing the featured film in any movie theatre or Cinema house on March 31, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
“An order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants from distributing the featured film, pending the determination of the motion on notice.
“An Anton piller order is granted to the plaintiff, to enter into the defendant’s premises, Cinema, Studio and other places of dissemination, to seize all copies of infringing materials relating to subject matter.
“An order, directing the defendants to deliver and surrender to the plaintiff’s solicitors, all products and packages with the inscription, “Okafor’s Law” and volume of transaction or trade which have been done by defendants.