Saturday, June 29, 2013

Photographer Sues Tuface, Wife Over Wedding Pictures

Justice Mohammed Idris of  the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed  October 16, 2013 for the commencement of trial in a N120 million copyright suit filed against popular music  star, Innocent Idibia, a.k.a. TuFace, his wife, Annie Idibia and their manager, Anthonio Anifite over  photographs allegedly taken at the recent traditional wedding of the musician and his wife in Akwa Ibom State.

Abuja based photographer, Emmanuel Okolo, who is the plaintiff in the suit alongside his studio, Papilonmexy  filed suit against the defendants.

He is asking for six reliefs, two of which include N100 million in general damages and N20million in exemplary damages.

At the resumed hearing of the case yesterday, neither TuFace nor his wife was represented in court. Anifite who is the second defendant was however represented by his counsel, J.O Uttute.

Meanwhile, a mild drama ensued when the judge openly admonished Uttute after the latter claimed that he had filed his defence when he had not done so.

The judge warned him not to come to this court again if he was not prepared for the case.  “You told me that you have filed your response, but looking through here, there is nothing to that effect. And you are even smiling. Do you think you are here to joke? Never come to this court again if you are not prepared. You don’t even know when the case was filed and you are not prepared for it,” said the judge.

Also,  the plaintiff’s counsel,  Habeeb Oredola expressed worry over the defendants’ inability to appear before the court  or  be represented by a counsel after they were served with the writs of summon.

In the writ of summon, Okolo and his studio claimed they were 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.

The plaintiff said, he was reluctant at the beginning since the offer was coming through a third party, but later accepted after he was convinced that the offer was actually with the blessing of the first defendant.

Annie Idibia was said to have later contacted the photographer after the wedding and demanded for the printing of 10 of the high resolution pictures taken.


Source: Vanguard

39 comments:

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    1. I don't seem to get. What is the Idibia family sued for?

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  2. Start of bringing bad luck to a man. Men be careful with the women you get married too. Some bring good luck, some bring bad luck.

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    1. What do you mean by that? Are you with your right senses?

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    2. Aww is that how ur evil mother brought bad luck to ur dumb father?pele oo every family is not like ur cursed family,as for the photographer he is noting but a cheap theif,how much be one copy of picture wey e dey sue for dat kian amount,the lazy idiot should go and work for his millions instead of trying to be a millionaire over night with someone else sweat.thief

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    3. Annie welcome! Go and pay jor!

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    4. @06:18,ode of the highest grade,who tell u say I be annie?

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  3. The photographer has time

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  4. 13:21 you have finally ran mad like liade Bakare former husband. What has bad luck got to do with their wedding? Is people like you that get duped bcos you don't want court palavah. OLODO!

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  5. I don't understand. Please what is he sueing for? *confused face*

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  6. still don't get d gist. Can someone please explain to me???? #No Insults

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    1. Exactly. The report is very incoherent. No head nor tail. Read it 3x and still can't make sense out of it. Rubbish

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    2. Me too!! i don't understand the story

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  7. Well can't place a finger on what actually transpired from the write up. Incomplete story.
    Hope they resolve their differences.

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  8. Ladun nd hee half baked story. Why is he sueing them ? Was he not paid the agreed money? Don't bring ds sort of news if u don't have full details.

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    1. This story isn't only half baked its also half mixed...asin ladun what kinda story is dis asin r u srz...mtchew

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  9. This must be pero, jealous bitch, badluck is following u too. Foolish faggot.

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    1. Why must it be Pero? How many toto 2face dey fuck? Get a fucking life! Go and pay fotographer make we hear word na by force to do big thing? All other celebrity marry drama no follow ode na Pero send fotographer go court too abi ode! Isi azu. She goat.

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  10. Lol. How can a photographer be asked to cover an occasion, then you request for just 10 copies of the photo coverage???? A whole day's professional work for peanuts??? Too funny? Most times a photo book or album with 100/more pictures is the standard arrangement.. 10 pictures???? Loooooooool!!


    Rosellar......

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    1. The photographer is an olodo. What contract did he have with the celebrants? Did they pay him anything upfront. How can a third party make arrangements for you without any contract or deposit?

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  11. He lacks gist
    www.ameriestyle.com

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  12. Ladun! U are so biased and filled with hate for Annie!! Everything negative u quickly grab and post! I challenge u if u are truly a child of God to post the Song Rainbow that Tuface tributed to her!! After u will come and preach! Bigot! And while u are at it lets see ur picture for once! I know u will not post this!

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  13. Its writ of summons not writs of summon

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  14. lool a couple who have refused to pay for their own wedding photos,and all the while we were castigating them for not contributing towards OJB issue when they are yet to pay photographer loooool

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    1. LMFAO.

      And thanks for that "comma"

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    2. Sometime you sound like someone who narrowly escaped from psychiatric hospital,was he the only photographer there on that day,abi u nor know how many photographers go don dey there that day dey take pic.abeg if you know get better thing to talk,blow whistle.

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    3. @anon 06;09
      you people's lessons are beginning to sink in be that lol

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    4. @anon 08;17
      did you read the full accounts?annie herself requested for some shots so that means she had direct dealings with this specific photographer who most probably released the pics to her based on self-recognition
      lol @blow whistle

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  15. My question, what exactly is he suing them for? It's not written in the whole drama above?

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  16. Annie where's all the money you collected from Ayiri for your so-called fancy wedding? Village girl don divert everything. You are just hungry...very hungry. Your class can never change; dirty girl. Go and pay your vendors oooo! Shameless thing

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    1. And you've eaten,ryt? If u havnt got constructive criticism,save the little battery ur BB tour has n shut up. And u are shameful abi? The way y'all hate beats ma imagination. Ah swear.............Kenny

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    2. Jealous ashawo take several seat,am sure u are the photographer wife,u and ur thief husband should go and work and live the idibia's alone,was ur husband the only photographer there on that day?that his thief brain wants to make millions from another man's sweat,thief husband with in ashawo wife,no mater what u hide behind ur cheap phone to say about annie,u can never get to where she is today,na ur type dey use nude pic beg men to marry dem on top bbm,slave girl park well with ur rotten ynash,useless ashawo 1kbo. Kemi says so

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  17. Lucabracee you are wiickedd. Lolllll

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    1. lol abi now if they need money let them tell us so we ll open another avenue side by side with OJB own

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    2. Lmao @ "we'll open another avenue side by side with OJB own".... Mean!

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  18. Ladun is not a court reporter and does not know how to report court cases. What type of case is this? Simple Q! Waste of reportage!

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  19. Dis ladun sef na wah for u! Make u promote ur fans uno go do na to dey give us incomplete story cz dey r stars, now read d story u pasted urself, no head no tail bcos u go copy am frm anoda blog, I aldy said to myslf I won't post on dis blog again, cs u don't appreciate fans afterall we no beg u for mony. I rem ow many times I sent u mails, u dey form star.... Stop copyin and if u do read well b4 u blog. Rubbish, if u like don't post my comment na u sabi *dor*

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