The son of Late Timi of Ede, Oba John Adetoyese Laoye , Adewale Laoye,popularly known as Drummer of peace has dragged Metropolitan Broadcasting Limited, Ibadan, owners of Impact Television to the Federal High Court Ibadan for violation of his copyright.
Laoye, who is renown for his Africa talking drum, in his summons filed by his counsel, A.T. Oloyede Esq. seeks a declaration as follows:
That by virtue of the provisions of Sections 15(1) (a) and (c)of the Copyright Act LFN, 2004, the defendant, ( Metropolitan Broadcasting Services Limited) could not validly exhibit in a public place the artistic work of the plaintiff, ( Laoye) for commercial purpose and promotion of its business without the consent or authority of the plaintiff.
An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from any further use of the artistic work of the plaintiff for commercial purpose and promotion of its business without the consent or authority of the plaintiff.
An order for the payment of royalties to the sum of five Million Naira by the defendant to the plaintiff for the use and exhibition of the plaintiff’s artistic work for the promotion of his business.
An order of the court awarding general damage to the tune of N40 Million against the defendant for the loss suffered by the plaintiff.
When the case came up for mention, the defendant and his counsel were absent in court.
Justice Abdul Malik of Court 3, Federal High Court in Ibadan adjourned the case for mention to November 13, 2019.
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