Nigerian movie producer and Play Network Studio boss, Charles Okpaleke, popularly known as Charles of Play has unveiled his new movie project which which centres on the 1993 plane hijack.
His production company, Play Network Studios is developing a film set to tell the story of the four teenage boys who hijacked a Nigerian Airways plane as a medium of protest against the June 12 elections on October 25, 1993.
Charles confirmed the news on his Instagram page with details of the project.
“In line with our commitment to tell our Nigerian stories, my research and writing team at the @playnetworkstudios have been working on an amazing storyline for a few months now that is centered around the 1993 hijack of the Nigerian Airways,” Okpaleke wrote.
“The preliminary plot I have just been sent is AMAZING! We are still reaching out to key participants of that hijack to share with us, a more in-depth account of their first hand participation!”
The incident saw Richard Ogunderu, Kabir Adenuga, Benneth Oluwadaisi and Kenny Rasaq-Lawal hijack a plane going to Abuja from Lagos and forced its pilots to land in Niger republic.
Reports say this was in an attempt to force the government to hand over power to Moshood Abiola after the failed June 12 elections.
The four young men were eventually caught and spent nine years and four months in prison in Niamey.