NFVCB seizes pirated films worth two hundred million naira
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 10, 2018
The National Film and Video Censors Board, NFVCB, said it seized uncensored, unclassified and pirated films worth about two hundred million naira and arrested twelve suspected pirates between March and December, 2017.
The Executive Director of NFVCB, Mr Adedayo Thomas, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos today. Thomas said that pirated items were confiscated at Alaba International Market, Lagos, Kubwa, Banex Plaza and Wuse Market in Abuja, as well as Benin City in Edo and Kaduna.
He explained that the seized items include; DVD’s, CD’s, Production equipment and copies of several pirated films. According to him, the 12 suspects arrested in Lagos and Abuja would soon be charged to court for prosecution.
Thomas said that such action would serve as deterrent to others thinking of going into such business and prevent such illegal products from selling in the market at the expense of genuine ones. He commended the Bank of Industry for supporting the board to discharge its mandate effectively.