"I Was Hospitalized Due To Piracy" Actress Toyin Abraham Reveals Shocking Ordeal

"I Was Hospitalized Due To Piracy" Actress Toyin Abraham Reveals Shocking Ordeal

Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham revealed on Tuesday that the piracy of her works led to panic attacks and hospitalization. This comes as the police announce the arrest of five suspects linked to the piracy of her recent movie, 'Malaika.'

The Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos, disclosed the arrest of the suspects, including two women, for their alleged involvement in conspiracy, infringement of intellectual property, piracy, and cyber-related crimes related to the unauthorized online broadcast of 'Malaika.'

The spokesperson for the department, ASP Aminat Mayegun, stated that the investigation was initiated following a criminal complaint lodged by Toyin Abraham and Seun Olayemi, the movie's co-producer. The complainants alleged that the movie was unlawfully accessed, uploaded to a website, and shared through a streaming link on social media.

Mayegun explained that the suspects were accused of infringing on intellectual property rights, denying the creators their movie profits, and profiting unlawfully. The police, through joint efforts, deployed special units to investigate the case, leading to the suspects' capture.

In response, Toyin Abraham, who invested about N500 million in the movie, expressed her commitment to combat piracy in the entertainment industry. She commended the police, particularly AIG Idowu Owohunwa, for their swift action in arresting the suspects.

Mayegun conveyed AIG Owohunwa's determination to collaborate with the movie industry and the Nigerian Copyright Commission to eliminate criminal elements and protect intellectual property in the entertainment space.

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