Toyin Abraham Shares Personal Struggle as Police Nab Five Suspects Linked to N500 Million Movie Piracy Scandal

Toyin Abraham Shares Personal Struggle as Police Nab Five Suspects Linked to N500 Million Movie Piracy Scandal

Actress Reveals Personal Toll of Piracy

Toyin Abraham detailed the profound emotional toll she endured due to the piracy of her movie “Malaika,” recounting instances of panic attacks that led to her hospitalization at various points in time.

Police Reports and Culprit Apprehension

This revelation coincides with recent police reports confirming the arrest of five suspects connected to the pirated movie.

According to Abraham, the production of “Malaika” incurred a staggering N500 million in losses due to piracy.

Abraham’s Fight Against Piracy

Expressing her commitment to combatting piracy, Toyin Abraham commended the police for their proactive measures in apprehending the suspects.

The actress emphasized the importance of taking a stand against piracy to protect the creative industry.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department’s Statement

Earlier, the Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, announced the arrest of five suspects, including two women, in connection with the alleged piracy.

The spokesperson for the department, ASP Aminat Mayegun, addressed newsmen and revealed the charges against the suspects.

Charges and Investigation Details

ASP Aminat Mayegun explained that the suspects faced charges related to conspiracy, infringement on intellectual property, piracy, and cyber-related crimes linked to the unlawful use of cyberspace to disseminate the pirated movie.

Petition and Joint Investigation

The investigation stemmed from a petition by the movie’s creators, alleging criminal piracy of their latest release, initially intended for cinema viewing on December 21, 2023.

A joint investigation, involving specialized units focused on anti-fraud and cybercrime, was initiated to address the serious allegations.

In a bid to combat movie piracy and uphold intellectual property rights, the police utilized unique intelligence and cybercrime assets, reflecting their commitment to curbing cyber-related crimes.

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