Linda Ikeji, a popular blogger and media mogul, has hit back at the parents of slain UNIPORT students for their criticism of her new film, Dark October.
According to Creebhills, the parents of four University of Port Harcourt students killed by a mob in the Aluu Community in 2012 have asked popular blogger Linda Ikeji and Netflix to postpone the planned premiere of their film, Dark October.
The plot revolves around the October 2012 murder of the students codenamed Aluu-4.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, by Livingstone Wechie, the Executive Director of a human rights group, The Integrity Friends for Truth and Peace The initiative (TIFPI), the families of the slain students were consulted prior to the filming, which was set to premiere on February 3.
According to them, the development will bring back unpleasant memories that they had managed to bury.
They added that the movie had “reawakened the already doused trauma caused by the tragic killing of their children.”
Reacting to it, Linda Ikeji advised them not to press charges as they are only wasting their time and resources.
She noted how the movie does not carry the names or images of the boys neither were their families represented in the film.
Linda added that the movie is a complete fiction work dedicated to the memory of Aluu 4, and as such, their lawsuit is a total waste as they are only backing over nothing.
In her words,
“Dear Livingston and partners, thank you so much for the press statement you put 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 needs 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……”.
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