NFVCB Claims Omoni Oboli Lied!
The NFVCB; like Peter denied Jesus in the Bible, have denied registering ''Okafor’s Law'' in 2014.
A witness from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) ‘fell’ Omoni Oboli’s hand in court, after a counter-affidavit for Omoni Oboli had claimed that the actress registered the controversial "Okafor's Law" with NFVCB on September 24, 2014.
However, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the hearing of the copyright case between Raconteur Productions vs Oboli, Dioni Visions and Filmone Distribution, a witness from the NFVCB denied the claim.
The witness, Mrs Obasi, stated that the movie was registered/censored on March 21, 2017, by Filmone Distribution, after a public viewing at Ozone cinemas, Yaba, Lagos.
She further explained that if the movie was registered in 2014 as claimed by Dioni Visions, it would have been impossible for Filmone to get a licence in 2017, as it is standard procedure for the NFVCB to search their database for the existence of a film title to avoid repetition.
Mrs Obasi, who has worked with NFVCB for 10 years also said that the corporation doesn't have the right to register titles of films. It's job is simply to censor movies for public viewing.
The case hearing is scheduled to continue on June 13, 2017.