Copyright Infringement: Imam Drags Islamic Scholar To Sharia Court


An Imam, Mallam Dauda Lokon-Makera of Pyramid FM Radio in Kano, has dragged a famous Kano Islamic scholar, Sheik Ameenu Ibrahim-Daurawa, before the Kano State Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Shahuci over alleged copyright infringement.

In his statement of claim before the court, Lokon-Makera explained that he is the authentic convener of a popular Islamic radio programme, Tambaya Mabudin Ilmi, being sponsored by one Sani Kwangila Yakasai, popularly known as S.K.Y.

Lokon-Makera alleged that Ibrahim-Daurawa published the contents of the radio programme into a book and Compact Discs and sold in the market without his (Lokon-Makeara’s) consent or due approval.

Lokon-Makera claimed that Ibrahim-Daurawa’s alleged activities had seriously affected him.

He, therefore, prayed the court to exercise its inherent jurisdiction in ensuring that justice prevailed in the case.

When the case came up in court on Wednesday, the plaintiff’s counsel, Jafar Nuhu, said his client had been having difficulty serving the court papers on Ibrahim-Daurawa for over a month.

He prayed the court for an order to serve the court papers by substituted means, by pasting on the gate of Ibrahim-Daurawa’s residence.

The court granted the order and adjourned the matter till October 20.


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