NEWS: 3 PIRACY SUSPECTS ARRESTED AT ALABA INTERNATIONAL MARKET WITH MATERIAL WORTH 5O MILLION NAIRA

One of the biggest challenges in the film and music industry is the piracy business and all efforts by the National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) to tackle this menace is taking a positive toll.

Early Monday morning, three men suspected to be pirates of film and music work were arrested at Alaba International market in a raid carried out by the newly inaugurated task force on uncensored and unclassified movies by the National Film and Videos Censors Board.

The raid that led to the arrest was headed by notable marketer and member of the task force, Mr Gabriel Okoye aka Igwe Gobosky, took place at the popular Alaba market, leading to the seizure and confiscation of films and replicating machines  worth over 50 million naira.

The suspects are presently in custody of the area E police station, Festac Town, Lagos, where they are being interrogated. Some of the movies seized include titles of newly released movies such as, Wedding party, Ayamma, 3 wise men, 30 days in Atlanta, A trip to Jamiaca, Jennifer Diary, wives on strike, lekki wives, etc.

The suspects are: - Okechukwu, Ikuagwu, Ndu Celestine and Austin Ugokwe. The members of the task force closed on the suspect about 1:30PM on Monday.

 

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