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Anti Piracy Raid Photos: NCC Arrests Movie Pirates At Alaba Int’l Market

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March 16, 2016 – Anti Piracy Raid Pictures: NCC Arrests Movie Pirates At Alaba Int’l Market Following Nollywood Marketer Gabosky’s Complaint, Eze Obasi & Others Nabbed 

On Saturday March 12, 2016, officials of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC stormed Alaba International Market in Alaba Lagos.

The commission carried the anti piracy raid after Nollywood marketer Gabriel Okoye aka Gabosky filed an official report against Eze Obasi, a popular trader at Alaba market.

Obasi was caught reproducing Lancelot Imasuen’s cinema movie Invasion 1897 on DVD.

He was thereafter arrested by the police and transferred to the Commission for further investigation.

During the operation, NCC discovered different pirated cinematography works, and duplicating machines that were used to illegally reproduce the works of several right owners.

The anti-piracy operation was conducted by the enforcement officers of the commission, and a team of policemen which led to the arrest of two suspects.

See photos of items recovered from the suspects

Pictured above is NCC Manager Barrister Obi Ezeilo addressing journalists after the raid.



  1. Uzoma

    March 16, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Jail the thieves. Instead of them to engage in genuine business they are pirating the work of others who put in their thoughts, sweats ,and intelligence to make money genuinely. Eze Obasi and his co-conspirators in stealing should be jailed to teach others like them a very good lesson

  2. D Hunter

    March 16, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Some unscrupulous creatures who wll alwyz sit bk & watched odas labour 2 bring up smth only 4 dem 2 greedingly fly 4rm nowhr n snatch d fruits of dia efforts just lk d Kite does 2 d Hen.
    They must b prosecuted as a deterrent 2 odas out dia.
    No more room 4 “Monkey de work Baboon de chop“

    As a Hunter, I just hv 2…


  3. Metu Nyetu

    March 16, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    May anybody who dines and wines on the sweat of another man never know peace!

  4. Tee

    March 16, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Wow look at equipments. these guys are really kitted up. no wonder the are able to flood the market with copies fast fast, another one bust the dust!

  5. Okoro JC

    March 16, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    What of those that do it in their homes n supply their pirated copies to their customers in various markets? I think this z jst a tip of d iceberg. Thousands of alaba traders, onitcha traders n many others allover Nigeria engage in such ilegal busines. That’s an open secret. I think d authority should widen their net if they really mean business in terms of combating piracy in Naija

  6. fifelomo

    March 16, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    @ Metu Nyetu amen

  7. Jojo

    March 16, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Good for them , thieves.

  8. Olanrewaju

    March 16, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    I do not support piracy,but would it ever end?

  9. my lady

    March 16, 2016 at 11:17 PM


  10. Amazon

    March 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM

    Good news

  11. sola olaniyi

    March 17, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    Good for them

  12. Maryf

    March 17, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Good for the criminals. They want reap where they did not sow. Nonsense.

  13. Precious

    March 17, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Good one from NCC

  14. chyna

    March 17, 2016 at 4:32 PM


  15. my lady

    March 20, 2016 at 5:47 AM


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