By Rita Chioma
Nigerian singer, 2face Idibia has petitioned the Nigeria Copyright Commission concerning the ongoing crisis rocking the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSCON).
This is coming after his manager, Efe Omorogbe was arrested in connection to the crisis.
The statement reads: “It is quite unfortunate and disheartening that a simple call for accountability and transparency has degenerated into relentless media attack, harassment and intimidation of the group of people who made the call.
“The personal interest of a few should not supersede the collective interest of generality of members and overall well being of the society.
2face petitions Nigeria Copyright Commission over COSON crisis
“I will like to implore you to use your good office to engage the Inspector General of Police with a view to setting the records straight and reversing the embarrassing and dangerous scenario where Mr Efe Omorogbe and Mr Joel Ajayi, chairman and members of the commission-recognised board acting well under the directive of the regulator, are now being harassed, intimidated, demonised and prosecuted by a sister government agency – The Nigerian Police Force.
“COSON is formed and built by the collective efforts of like-minded industry stalwarts, and it will be a shame to see all of the hard work that has gone into building the society, go down the drain.
“Our CMO is under siege and our commonwealth is threatened by Chief Tony Okoroji and his agents who for personal ends, continue to demonstrate deep contempt for regulation and the call for accountability.”
Meanwhile, Audu Maikori, a director on the board of COSON, recently advised Okoroji to risk being “disgraced” like Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s ousted president or let go of power.
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