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Copyrights: I’ve letter of collaboration with Nigerian Army, claimant tells court 

A plaintiff and witness, Dixon Olukayode Coker, Wednesday told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that the Nigerian Army gave him a letter of acceptance and ascertained further collaborations between it and GBLS Business Services Ltd to produce branded Integrated Nigerian Army exercise books.

Coker, the chief executive officer of GBLS stated this during cross-examination at the resumed hearing of an infringement suit filed by GBLS Business Services Limited, against the Nigerian Army over an alleged copyright Infringement.

The former in the suit alleged that the latter used its copyright designs, without obtaining written permission or authority from him (plaintiff).

The matter in the suit No: Cv/1049/24 is before Justice Obiora Egwuatu  where the claimant dragged the Nigerian Army.

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, and the Attorney-General of the Federation are 1st to 4th defendants in the suit.

When the matter was called, counsel for the plaintiff, Oluwaseun Arinde, told the court that his witness was in court and was ready for cross examination.

Arinde, the claimant’s counsel appeared alongside Oyeniyi Elvis Esq and Ezeh Emmanuel Chukwuebuka.

Led in evidence by Zaidu Abdulahi, Counsel to the 1sr and 2nd Defendants in the suit, Coker said he wrote a letter to the 1st and 2nd Defendants over the proposal and they responded.

A copy of the letter dated 17th December, 2019 was admitted by the court as exhibit 11.

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