Popular blogger and media mogul Linda Ikeji is avenging the parents of UNIPORT students who were killed because of their complaints about the recently released Dark October movie.
Ranks Africa reports that the grieving parents of four Port Harcourt University students killed by the mafia in the Aluu community in 2012 have asked popular blogger Linda Ikeji and Netflix to stop the scheduled release of her film Dark October.
The film tells about the murder in October 2012 of a student codenamed Aluu-4.
Families of the slain students were consulted before filming began, according to a statement released Wednesday by Livingston Wechie, executive director of The Integrity Friends for Truth and Peace Initiative (TIFPI) advocacy group in Port Harcourt, Rivers. Released in September, the film was scheduled for release on February 3.
They believed that the development would bring back the unpleasant memories that had buried them. They added that the film “lives through the already repressed trauma of the tragic murder of their children.”
In response, Linda Ikeji advised not to sue, as it would be a waste of time and resources.
She noted that the film does not mention the names or photographs of the boys or their families.
Linda added that the film is a full-fledged novel dedicated to the memory of Aluu 4, and therefore their lawsuit is useless, as nothing is guaranteed.
In her words,
“Dear Livingston and partners, thank you so much for the press statement you put in two days ago. It brought so much awareness to this film that talks about jungle justice as a menace in our society and the things that need to be done to stop or curtail it.
You’re backing over nothing. Dark October is a complete work of fiction. Dedicated to the memory of Aluu 4. There are no facts in the film. I wish you’d watch it before taking any action because I guarantee you, you would be wasting your time and resources.
The movie does not carry the names or images of the boys mentioned. There are no family members represented in the film apart from a fictionalized mother and sister……”.