Linda Ikeji’s exclusive report on the owner of Instablog went viral last week and John Abayomi who was at the center of the report cried out his family was in danger, hence his move to sue the blogger.
Abayomi through his lawyer, Human rights activist, Femi Falana(SAN) had threatened legal action against publisher of Linda Ikeji blog, for publishing what he described as false and malicious story about seasoned journalist, John Abayomi.
However, Linda Ikeji has now retracted her report, claiming the real owner isn’t John Abayomi of Punch Newspaper, but John Abayomi Aruleba and Tosin Dotun Adeyemi.
Read her full statement:
Retraction and correction: John Abayomi Aruleba is the owner of Instablog9ja not John Abayomi
In an article on Linda Ikeji’s Blog titled “LIB exclusive: Meet the owner of Instablog9ja – John Abayomi” published on November 15, 2018 John Abayomi was mistakenly identified by his picture as the owner of Instablog9ja.
This mistake was as a result of the exact similarities in the names of John Abayomi who is an Online Editor with Punch and another John Abayomi Aruleba who is the actual owner of Instablog9ja.
The picture identification mistake from our staff was sadly as a result of the uncanny yet not uncommon similarities in the names of these two individuals.
LIB is happy to set the record straight, take full responsibility for the mix-up as we tender our unreserved apology to John Abayomi of Punch Newspapers for any inconvenience this mistake has caused.
Our publication was meant to reveal the identity of John Abayomi Aruleba (pictured above), the owner of instablog9ja who shares the same business address as his father, Dr Aruleba owner of Aruking herbal herbs with business address in Lagos.
The fact however still remains that John Abayomi Aruleba runs Instablog9ja with his partner, Tosin Dotun Adeyemi
Linda Ikeji Blog
According to Linda Ikeji this is the real owner of Instablog9ja