Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, has made her debut in the film industry by announcing the release of a film titled “Dark October”.
Fidel Info reports that based on the terrible Aluu Four lynching in 2012, the film was directed by Toka McBaror.
The movie, which is distributed by FilmOne, seeks to highlight the wrong of extrajudicial executions and the significance of justice for everybody.
In the hamlet of Aluu, in the Obio/Akpor local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria, four young men—Ugoing to Obuzor, Lloyd Toku, Chiadika Biringa, and Tekena Elkanah—were wrongfully accused of stealing on October 5, 2012.
The University of Port Harcourt’s innocent students were afterwards mercilessly lynched. This horrific incident rocked the country and raised awareness about extrajudicial executions in Nigeria.
The narrative of these four young men and the events leading up to their tragic deaths will be brought to life in the film “Dark October,” which was made by award-winning Nigerian director Toka McBaror. The lynching’s aftermath and its effects on the victims’ families, friends, and the neighborhood will also be covered in depth.
“This film is a powerful and important story that needs to be told,” said Linda Ikeji, the producer of the film.
“We hope it will spark a conversation about the dangers of extrajudicial killings and the importance of ensuring justice for all.”
“We are excited to be able to bring this story to life on the big screen and to be able to give a voice to these young men and their families, we are honoured to be a part of this project and to work with Linda Ikeji and Toka McBaror to bring this important story to the world,” said FilmOne Founders, Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa.
“We hope this film will help to bring about change and to ensure that something like this never happens again. It’s a reminder of the importance of holding those in power accountable and the need for justice for all.”
The purpose of the film is to raise awareness of this terrible incident and to act as a reminder of the value of justice and fair treatment for all. The movie will portray the victims’ humanity and the toll that their deaths have taken on their families. It will also depict how the incident affected both the locality and the country as a whole.
Chuks Joseph, Munachi Okpara, Kem-Ajieh Ikechukwu, and Kelechukwu Oriaku, four brilliant newbies, are among the cast members of the movie.
On February 3rd, 2023, Dark October will make its debut on Netflix.
Just In: Visa flagged Naira Marley’s credit card for fraud – Expert tells court
The 10th prosecution witness, PW10, in the trial of Nigerian singer, Azeez Fashola popularly called Naira Marley, Dein Whyte, jas revealed to the trial court how Visa, a card payment platform, flagged one of the credit card details found on a device belonging to the singer, due to fraudulent transactions.
Whyte, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday, revealed this to Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
This was contained in a statement published on the Facebook timeline of the Commission.
Naira Marley is standing trial on 11-count charges bordering on conspiracy and credit card fraud brought against him by the EFCC.
Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Bilikisu Buhari, the PW10 was quoted to have said: “As part of the findings from the investigation, forensic analysis revealed that malicious programmes that are being used to illegally obtain credit card information, which can be used for card non-present transactions, were found on the device that was recovered from the defendant upon his arrest.
“Also revealed were malicious tools used to disguise the active location of an internet user when his or her devices are connected to the internet.”
Whyte was also quotes to have disclosed that, “tools that are used to verify the validity, active state and accuracy of credit card credentials as well as the region of the issuer of that card were discovered on the defendant’s device.
“The analysis further revealed the website that had been accessed on the computer of the defendant through his browser history. The websites include sites where credit card information are illegally traded.”
He explained further that the phone and the laptop recovered from the defendant were both registered with his credentials, name and email address.
When asked by the prosecution counsel to state the result of his findings on the credit card details on the defendant’s device, Whyte responded, “With respect to the card details recovered from the device of the defendant, investigations revealed that he also exchanged those details with other persons.”
He further stated that one of the cards was reported to have been fraudulently used for a transaction by Visa.
According to him, the card details that were in possession of the defendant’s device neither belonged to him nor were issued to him by any financial institution.
Under cross-examination by the defendant’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, Whyte informed the court that a letter of investigation was written to Visa and that it confirmed that the card had been flagged for fraudulent transactions.
He, however, said that Visa didn’t link the credit card fraud to the defendant’s device “because the investigation was on the card and not on the device being used for the fraud.”
He also stressed that Visa is a payment platform and not a telecommunication company.
Justice Oweibo adjourned the case to March 6 and 7, 2024 for continuation of trial
Thank God for strength – Actress Jumoke Odetola grateful as she bags masters degree
Nollywood actress Jumoke Odetola has bagged a masters degree in business administration.
The actress announced the good news via Instagram on Thursday with photos of herself in a graduation gown.
In her caption, she thanked God for giving her the strength to complete the degree despite persistently falling ill.
She also thanked her sister, @fatimoh.salami.33, for being supportive.
@josephmomodu: “And she did itttttt, it’s official, now u can finish us with more gangantua gaga 😂😂😂😂😂congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈”
Portable’s Actress Wife, Ashabi Dances Joyfully As She Graduates From School
Nollywood actress Akinyanju Omobolarinde, aka Ashabi Simple who is one of the baby mamas of singer Portable has successfully graduated from school.
She took to her social media page to share a video of herself dancing to celebrate the special day.
Ashabi and her son wore matching clothes as she carried him to take pictures.
She showed off the medium-sized cake and other gifts she was surprised with for her graduation.
In the clip, Portable who is out of the country, called his wife to greet her for her recent achievement and Ashabi blew him a kiss over the phone
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