3 piracy suspects arrested at Alaba with N50m worth of materials
Three men suspected to be pirates of film and musical works were, early Monday morning arrested in a raid carried out by the newly inaugurated task force on uncensored and unclassified movies by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB).
The raid, led by notable marketer and member of the task force, Mr. Gabriel Okoye, aka Igwe Gabosky, took place at the popular Alaba market, leading to the seizure and confiscation of films and replicating machines estimated to be worth over N50million.
The suspects were then taken to Area E Police Station Festac Town, Lagos, where they were being interrogated. Some of the movies that were seized include titles such as ‘Ayamma’, ‘Wedding Party’, ‘Three Wise Men’, ’30 Days in Atlanta’, ‘A Trip to Jamaica’, ‘Lekki Wives’, ‘Wives on Strike’, ‘Jennifer’s Diary’, and ‘Fifty’.
The suspects include, he said, include Ndu Celestine, Okechukwu Ikuagwu, and Austine Ugokwe. Members of the task force were said to have swept on the suspects at about 1.30am on Monday.