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Court Rejects Asa’s Accelerated Hearing Against Tempoe’s Copyright Infringement Suit

The Lagos state Federal High Court has denied the accelerated hearing request made by Bukola Elemide (Asa), Peace Emmanuel Oredope (P.Priime), and RUE 11 Limited for the lawsuit brought by Micheal Chigozie Alagwu (Tempoe) for copyright infringement.

A document earlier acquired revealed that one of Nigeria’s largest music producers, Tempoe, acquired a temporary order against popular Nigerian singer Asa, music producer P.Priime, music distribution company Platoon, and RUE 11 Limited from a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

After careful consideration of the application and submissions of counsel, the court duly refused the application to fast-track the hearing. . The order was issued in Lagos, and under the seal of this Honourable Court and by the hand of the presiding judge on August 22, 2022.

Nigerian courts have a three-month vacation each year. Asa, Platoon, Rue 11, and P.Priime will continue to lose money as a result of the temporary order issued by the federal high court on July 20, 2022. They most likely filed an ex parte move to expedite the hearing for this reason despite the court holidays.

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