The Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board (LSFVCB) yesterday carried out a raid in some parts of Lagos and succeeded in arresting four men (names withheld) for selling pirated and uncensored films in the state.
The raid was carried out in Agee, Iyana-Ipaja and Mongoro in collaboration with the Yoruba Video Film Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria and the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences.
The four suspects arrested have been charged to Special Offences Court in Alausa. The matter comes up for hearing on Thursday, 10th of April, 2014.
A Statement from the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board signed by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Bamidele Balogun said the raid was part of the process to sanitise the industry and protect the interest of legitimate and law abiding stakeholders.
He warned those engaged in the business of buying and selling of uncensored and pirated films to desist from the act before the law catches up with them.
Mr. Balogun disclosed that a number of arrests had been made in the last one year adding that offenders were prosecuted in accordance with the law.
It would be recalled that the Board is saddled with the responsibility of censoring and classifying films for exhibition in Lagos State.