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‘No legal backing to ban movie Gangs of Lagos’- NFVCB

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says they cannot ban the controversial film “Gangs of Lagos” since it’s release on streaming service, Amazon Prime Video.

Chief Executive Officer of the regulatory body, Adedayo Thomas, said his board has no legal backing to regulate what is viewed on streaming platforms.

Thomas was reacting to calls on him to ban the movie for associating the Eyo Masquerade with gangsterism.

The Executive Director, however, said there is a bill before the National Assembly seeking to empower the Board to regulate online platforms and any other platforms where movies are viewed.

The Lagos State Government had on Thursday accused the “Gangsters of Lagos” promoters of making mockery of the state heritage.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor