Nigerian Musician, Satirist and former Executive director on entertainment matters to governor Adams Oshiomole, Maleke Moye today dragged telecommunications giant, 9mobile to the Federal High Court Ikoyi presided over by Hon Justice Faji on allegations of intellectual property theft and commercial exploitation of the said stolen intellectual property.
The suit which was recently instituted against the telecommunications giant is asking for the payment of damages to the tune of 500million Naira for the unauthorized copying, theft, sale and continuos resale for of sixteen different music tracks of Mr. Maleke as ring tunes on its website for a period upwards of seven years.
The plaintiff who spoke in court today lamented the huge financial loss he had suffered over the years due to the brazen display of recklessness by the telecommunications giant. He lamented further that all attempts to open communication channels with 9mobiles parent company were frustrated hence his resort to the law for remedy.
The matter was adjourned till a later date for continuation of hearing.