Nigerian seasoned journalist John Abayomi has threatened to sue Linda Ikeji for publishing a false and malicious story about him.
Abayomi through his lawyer, Falana and Falana’s Chambers alleged that the publication with the headline, “LIB Exclusive: Meet the owner of Instablog9ja-John Abayomi” has put his life and that of his family in danger.
Report says in a letter delivered to the Nigerian blogger on Friday, Linda was asked to tender an unreserved apology, with a retraction of the libelous publication in the edition of Linda Ikeji blog in addition to having the retraction published on Instagram within forty-eight hours or risk legal action.
Linda in the said publication has claimed that ‘the owner of instablog9ja is John Abayomi, a former online editor of Vanguard news and current online editor of Punch’.
However, Falana said the statement is untrue and unfounded, but only calculated to lower Abayomi’s esteemed and damage his reputation and professional career.
The letter states that the mendacious publication was clearly actuated by malice in the bid to portray John Abayomi as an imposter, a fraudster and a blackmailer”
Source has also published reports that Abayomi has been summoned to a meeting by his employers, Punch Newspapers over Linda Ikeji’s publication but this is however untrue.