Popular Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji has fired back at the parents of slain UNIPORT students over their disapproval for her newly released move, “Dark October”.
Wakadaily learnt that parents of the four students of the University of Port Harcourt, who were killed by a mob in the Aluu Community in 2012 have asked Linda Ikeji and Netflix, to suspend the release of their movie, Dark October.
The murder of the students, known as Aluu-4, in October 2012 is the main subject 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.
The development, “reawakened the already doused trauma caused by the tragic killing of their children.”
Reacting to it, Linda Ikeji said 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.
She said: “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”.