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“Dark October” – Parents Of Slain UNIPORT Students Kick Against Movie Release

Popular blogger and business woman, Linda Ikeji, is set to fully venture into the nollywood industry, with the release of her first ever movie, “Dark October”

“Dark October” - Parents Of Slain UNIPORT Students Kick Against Movie Release
Linda Ikeji and “Dark October” Poster

But the movie which is set to premier on the 3rd of February

is already experiencing a hold up due to the originality of the storyline

“Dark October” is a movie based on the true life events of the killing of 4 Uniport students

who were wrongly accused of being thieves

The 4 students were killed in the Aluu community in Rivers state in October 2012,

giving the tragic event a popular name called, ALUU-4

Meanwhile, parents of the  4 slain boys have resisted the release of the movie,

urging Linda Ikeji to suspend the premier of the film

In 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 said they were consulted before the shooting of the movie

which has been scheduled for premiere on February 3.

“Dark October” - Parents Of Slain UNIPORT Students Kick Against Movie Release
“Dark October” Poster

The development, according to them, will bring back unpleasant memories they had managed to bury.

They added that the movie has “reawakened the already doused trauma caused by the tragic killing of their children.”

The statement read: “The attention of the four bereaved families of the ill-fated Aluu 4 incident have been drawn to a widely advertised movie titled: Dark October’

which was produced by a known blogger by the name Linda Ikeji as stated therein.

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“For the records and sadly so, Linda Ikeji produced the movie

without seeking the consent of the affected families and parents of the unforgettable Aluu 4 victims.

The question to Linda Ikeji is: Can you cry more than the bereaved

or do you not have some conscience and humanity in you as a parent that you have become?

“I have been instructed in writing through my organisation, The Integrity Friends for Truth and Peace Initiative TIFPI, by the four affected families,

that is the parents of late Lloyd Toku-Mike, Chiadika Biringa, Ugonna Obuzor and Tekena Elkanah, to represent them and ensure that justice is done in this matter.

“This is to the effect that Linda Ikeji acted both of her own volition and on a frolic of her own

as she failed, refused and neglected to seek the consent of the affected and families/parents of these boys

whose names and the story of the Aluu 4 incident form the entire essence of the said movie…

However with the preparation for the movie premier in top gear,

we do not know whether this warning from the parents will be heeded

Because truth be told, a lot of money went into the production of this movie,

can it really be swept under the carpet?

See Snippet of the movie below



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