A human rights group by name, ‘Initiative for Conciliation and Right Protection’ has petitioned a Nollywood producer named Kingsley Orji Anosike to stop the production of a film titled “Fatal Arrogance” where the group says the movie is inimical to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leadership.
The group further says the film violates the international Laws of Movie production (Defamation Law). The group applauded the Nollywood industry in Nigeria for its leading role in educating and entertaining not only Nigerians but the globe through film production.
Therefore, advised the industry not to be averted from what it had been known for, adding that continuation with the production of the movie titled “Fatal Arrogance” would only drag the good name of Nollywood through the mud.
The press statement reads:
We the Initiative for Conciliation and Right Protection petition the producer, Kingsley Orji Anosike to stop the production of a film titled “Fatal Arrogance” that is inimical to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leadership.
The film violates the international laws of movie production (Defamation Law).
Nollywood, the leading film industry in Nigeria, is widely acknowledged for playing a vital role in entertainment and public entertainment in Nigeria and across the world. But pictures and video clips from the movie “Fatal Arrogance” want to drag the good name of Nollywood through the mud.
Report from Sahara Reporters and other sources confirmed that the film Fatal Arrogance is a mega project by some elements to discredit the Islamic Movement and its leadership. One is left with no doubt that the intention of the script written was to ridicule the Movement and to tag the group a terrorist organisation. All these in their desperation to cover up the crime of Zaria genocide of December 2015. It is a clear campaign of systemic persecution of Shiites and sectarian discrimination.
It is important to note that both Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch have admitted that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria is a peaceful association. Moreover, the Islamic Movement was able to overcome several sinister moves to vilify it by this government; hence, the government has never proven any case of crime against the Islamic Movement.
The Islamic Movement has been victorious in the over ten cases it instituted against the government and perpetrators of the Zaria genocide.
We demand that the producer of Fatal Arrogance be called to order so that the devastating consequences of producing the film will be avoided and the name of the great Nigerian movie industry Nollywood will continue to rise in the world of movies.
J.N Netochkwu Esq,
Hasan Bala Esq (PhD),
Comrade G.C Ekoja,
Comrade Ahmad Shuaib,
Prince Adelaja Adeoye,
Miss Mabel Johnson.
For the Initiative for Conciliation and Right Protection (ICRP)
Plot 360, Apo M Scheme Abuja
Nigerian Film Industry (Nollywood)
Human Rights Watch
Islamic Human Right Commission
Nigerian Bar Association