Lagos Court Set To Sue Tobi Bakre, Adesua, Others, Gives Reasons (READ FULL STORY)

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A group, Isale Eko Descendants Union, has been granted permission to seek an order compelling the Lagos State Video and Film Censors Board to impose a N10 billion fine on the ‘Gangs of Lagos’ producer for the ‘wrongful depiction’ of Isale Eko (Lagos Island) as a den of criminals and the Eyo masqueraders as a gang of murderers.

The Union had threatened legal action against the producer of Gang of Lagos, Jade Osiberu and called on the National Film and Censors Board (NFVCB) to withdraw the approval granted to the movie. insisted that Adinmu Orisha’s play isn’t in any way associated with thuggery, violence and gangsterism as projected in the film.

However, a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square that granted the leave also allowed Isale Eko’s descendants to apply for judicial review and seek an order of mandamus directing the Attorney General of Lagos State and Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board to sanction the film producers under the Cinematograph Law of Lagos State.

The presiding judge, Justice Idowu Alakija, granted the leave after hearing arguments of the Counsel for Isale Eko Descendants Union and others.


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