Popular musician, Innocent Idibia, known as TuFace and wife, Annie have been dragged before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos over N120 milllion copytight suit filed by Abuja-based photographer, Emmanuel Okolo.
Also joined in the suit is TuFace’s manager, Anthonio Anifite. The photographer is praying the court for six reliefs. Among others, he is asking for N100 million in general damages and N20 million in exemplary damages.
Okolo claimed his studio was contracted by TuFace’s wife through a third party, identified as Ms Chineze Anyaene to take photo shots at the traditional wedding held in Eket, Akwa Ibom state in March, 2013.
Unfortunately, at the resumed hearing on Friday, TuFace and wife, Annie were not represented in court, compelling Justice Idris to fix October 16, 2013 for the commencement of trial.
The counsel to the photographer, plaintiff, Habeeb Oredola was displeased that the defendants neither appeared in court nor represented.