Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Toyin Abraham has revealed that she suffered panic attack after learning that her latest blockbuster movie, Maliaka was pirated.
The producer who spoke with newsmen in Lagos as police arrested five suspects in connection with the piracy, said the panic attacks led to her being hospitalised at various times.
Abraham said the movie gulped N500 million in production, and in light of her ordeal she has taken up the fight against pirates. She commended men of the Nigeria Police Force, especially AIG IG Idowu Owohunwa, for matching their words with action by arresting the suspects.
Earlier, the Federal Criminal Investigation Department, FCID, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, said those that were arrested over the piracy of Malaika include two women.
FCID spokesperson, ASP Aminat Mayegun, while parading the suspected pirates before newsmen at its office in Alagbon, alleged that they were involved in conspiracy, infringement on intellectual property, piracy and cyber-related crimes concerning the unlawful use of cyberspace to broadcast the movie.
“Following the receipt of the petition, a joint investigation involving the Special Investigation Units of the Anti-Fraud and Cybercrime Sections of the Department was launched, while the unique intelligence and cybercrime assets of the Force were optimally deployed,” she added.