Exclusive: Fresh Documents Emerge As Sabinus Drags Friesland Foods, UAC to Court Over Copyright Infringement

Exclusive: Fresh Documents Emerge As Sabinus Drags Friesland Foods, UAC to Court Over Copyright Infringement

  • Official legal documents exclusively obtained by Legit.ng have shown that Nigerian comedian Sabinus has officially instituted lawsuits against Friesland Foods WAMCO and UAC
  • This is coming a few months after the ace skit maker threatened to sue the two companies over alleged copyright infringement for the use of his works without permission
  • Stanley Alieke, lawyer to Sabinus, told Legit.ng that the suits were filed two weeks ago after the parties concerned failed to reach an out-of-court settlement

Official legal documents exclusively sent to Legit.ng indicates that ace skit maker Sabinus has gone ahead to institute legal action against Friesland Foods WAMCO Limited and UAC for alleged copyright infringement.

The court papers show that the suits were filed at the Abuja Federal High Court on August 16, 2022.

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The new court documents show that the comedian is demanding N1.5b. Photo credit: Twitter/@mrfunny and Instagram/@mrfunny and Stanley Alieke.
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Also, the documents show that Sabinus is demanding N500 million from UAC Foods for allegedly using his famous "the way I calculate things in my life" posture without permission.

Sabinus is also demanding the sum of N1 billion from Friesland Foods WAMCO Limited for allegedly using his slogan "something hooge" in its advertisement without permission.

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How it all started

Indications emerged in May that Sabinus was going to sue the two companies for the mentioned allegations of copyright infringements after it came to light they allegedly used his works without permission.

But the latest legal documents finally confirm that the action has been instituted.

Speaking to Legit.ng, the lead counsel to Sabinus, Stanley Alieke Esq, said the suits were eventually filed in August after the concerned parties failed to reach an out-of-court settlement.

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His words:

"The pre-action notice trended sometime earlier on, but this is the suit proper. Maybe bloggers mistook what trended ealier as the suit, but the suit was just instituted last week as they can't secure out-of-court settlement."

See screenshots of the court documents below:

Sabinus' legal suit against Friesland Foods WAMCO Limited.
Sabinus is seeking redress for damages. Photo credit: Stanley Alieke Esq.
Source: Original

Sabinus' suit against UAC Foods.
The suit is alleging copyright infringement. Photo credit: Stanley Alieke Esq.
Source: Original

Sabinus, winning the hearts of Nigerians

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that Sabinus is the latest comedian stealing the hearts of Nigerians online.

His talent and different approach to comedy have come to be recognised by many Nigerians who enjoy his now-famous art.

His recent award as the Best Online Content creator did not come to many as a surprise, given that he has been consistent with his style.

Source: Legit.ng

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