John Abayomi has threatened to sue popular blogger Linda Ikeji for publishing false and malicious story about him in her ‘LIB Exclusive: Meet the owner of Instablog9ja-John Abayomi’, which has put his family and himself in danger.
John had in a letter delivered to Linda on Friday, asked her to render an unreserved apology within 48 hours or face legal actions from his lawyer, Falana and Falana’s Chambers.
Falana debunked his the publication as untrue as it is targeted to cause his client public disgrace, thereby lowering his self esteem, damaging his reputation and professional career.
“Your publication has put him in the harm’s way, thereby endangering his life and the lives of his family members. It has also attracted a lot of negative reactions from members of the public including celebrities who has been eager to know the face behind the blunt and sarcastic blog because of the method of reportage”.
“Your mendacious publication was clearly actuated by malice in that it was deliberately done to portray our client as an imposter, a fraudster and a blackmailer”
“In the light of the foregoing, we have our client’s firm instructions to demand an unqualified apology together with a retraction of the libelous publication in the edition of your blog (Linda Ikeji blog) in addition to having the retraction published on Instagram.
“However, if you fail or refuse to accede to our client’s demands within 48 hours of the receipt of this letter, we shall have no option than to initiate civil proceedings against you at the Lagos State High Court without further recourse to you,” reads the letter which was signed by Chukwuma Onwuemene (ESQ.).