COSON Drags Bolingo Hotels and Towers To Court

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/

Recall that the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), warned all hotels, restaurants and event centres located in Abuja, which have not obtained the copyright licenses for the use of music in their establishments to brace up for a major confrontation.

In fulfilment of that warning, COSON has dragged Bolingo Hotels & Towers Abuja, one of the FCT's best known hotels, to court over alleged copyright infringement.

In suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/930/2014 filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja by an Abuja-based lawyer, Austin C. Uzendu, COSON is asking for the total sum of N108.961 million in royalty owed and damages.

Speaking on the development, COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji said, “We mean business in Abuja and every other part of the country. No sensible user of music would want to confront COSON. Whatever we say we will do, we will do. We have long warned every one of the users.”©