Linda Ikeji reacts as court awards N25m damages against her for libel

Linda Ikeji

Blogger Linda Ikeji has reacted to a judgement by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory asking her to pay ₦25 million over an alleged libel content published by her blog.

The court asked her to pay the damages to a claimant, Ajibola Ajayi, daughter of the late former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The court, in a judgement delivered on April 12, 2022, also asked her to publish a written apology.

Linda Ikeji had reported that Ajayi described some protesting students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology as a “generation of mannerless children”.

But Ajayi said the Instagram page quoted by Linda Ikeji, ‘conceited_csj’, was not hers. She then filed a suit against the blogger.

In a tweet on Friday, Ms Ikeji knocked a law firm that represented Ajayi, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, for bringing the case to public knowledge on Twitter.

She also claimed the law firm filed the same case in both Lagos and Abuja High Courts without her knowledge.

“Lol. You’re such an idiot lawyer. I hear you’re an inexperienced 26 year old? How can you file in Lagos and Abuja on the same issue? And then you don’t even inform me? Hope you’re ready for appeal and supreme court? And a countersue? Tell your client to get ready!” She wrote.

“Also if you’re using my name to catch clout like this on social media, gloating and happy… does this mean I’m the biggest client your firm has ever sued and won against? Or is this how you announce all your victories? I should sue you for using my name like this.

“I’m supposed to be scared? I can pay 100 lawyers. So let’s go!

“They are such a big law firm and they are using Linda Ikeji to chase clout on Twitter? I’m the biggest thing to ever happen to them? Lol. I hope when I come after them, they will continue to tweet. I’m done talking. Thanks, everyone for the love and support. God bless.”