Nigerian Copyright Commission Arrests Five Persons and Impounds Pirated Copies of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Book

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Abuja,  Nigeria, June 11, 2015 — The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) is reporting that it has arrested five suspected pirates for the illegal production, possession and commercial distribution of several copies of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s memoir “My Watch” and other literary works.

According to the Commission, following complaints against Kachifo Limited for unauthorized production and commercial distribution of the book, a team of inspectors from the Commission on May 20, 2015, carried out investigation and surveillance and subsequently raided different locations within the FCT, Abuja. A total of Four Hundred and Ninety (490) copies of infringing copyright books estimated at Three Million Five Hundred Thousand naira (N3,500,000) were confiscated by the team of copyright inspectors.

The material impouned included 64 packet of ‘My Watch’ (192 copies); 74 Copies of Global Trends in State Formation; 80 copies of Perspective on Nation-state Formation in Contemporary Africa, and 140 copies of other book titles.

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