26th May, 2010
The renewed battle of the Yoruba Video Producers/Marketers Association of Nigeria (YOVIFFPMAN) to checkmate the activities of pirates has, no doubt, recorded some successes, as Mr. Ifeayin Nwanubike, aka Rollex, was arrested by the police recently.
The pirated DVD consisting of about five to 10 movies is sold at a ridiculous price of N70, whereas an original DVD is sold for N210.
The arrest of Nwanubike, who is described as a key conspirator, was effected last week during a raid conducted at the Fancy and Furniture section of the Alaba International MarketÂ by the anti-piracy squad of YOVIFPMAN led by Sola Awoleye with a detachment of policemen from the Panti Police Station, Ebute Meta, Lagos.
This was necessitated as a result of the alleged threat to the lives of some popular producers and marketers ofÂ movies like Anthony Chukwuka of Divine Films, the CEOs of Corporate Pictures, Afeezco Films, Bayowa Films, Gemini Films and Marketing, Epsalum, Olasco, De-Victory and VisionÂ Â Production.
The marketers have vowed to fight with the last drop of their blood to bring piracy to the minimum.