Six Persons land in court for pirating Toyin Abraham’s movie

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Six persons have been arraigned before the Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos over piracy and unlawful distribution of others intellectual property.

They were arraigned by the police in the state over alleged piracy of actress Toyin Abraham’s movie, ‘Malaika

Recall that ‘Malaika’ was premiered in Lagos on December 17, 2023, and made its theatrical debut on December 22, 2023.

However, Abraham claimed the performance of her movie in the cinema has been below par because of piracy.

They were paraded on Tuesday by the police attorneys from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Force CID, Alagbon, in Ikoyi, Lagos, before Chief Magistrate E. Ogunkanmi.

They were charged with conspiracy, theft of intellectual property, piracy and cyber-related crimes.

The prosecutor, Morufu Animashaun, told the court that the suspects planned and carried out the alleged illegal act in January 2024 at Apapa.

He added that the defendants violated sections 411, 972, 415, and 87 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Animashaun prayed the court to remand them in the correctional centre until the resolution of the case.

Toyin Abraham recently stated that she experienced panic attacks and was hospitalised after finding out about the piracy of her new movie

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