Famous Nigerian celebrity blogger slammed with N50m lawsuit

Few months back popular Nigerian music sensation, Wizkid and celebrity gossip blogger Linda Ikeji, set the social media ablaze as the blogger dragged the music star to the Lagos state commissioner of police.

This time around, the feud is between Linda Ikeji and a Lagos based lawyer Olumide Babalola who charged the celebrity gossip blogger before the Lagos High Court, for the use of unauthorized and offensive picture of the lawyer on her blog.

It was also gathered that, the lawyer who just returned from US where he was presented with an award for quality and excellence in business in recognition of his varying public interest litigations had earlier written to Ikeji to desist from further publication but the blogger turned deaf ears.

In Suit No. LD/3265MFHR/2016 before Hon. Justice O.H. Oshodi, the lawyer sued the blogger for damages in the sum of N50m for the unauthorized use of his picture on her blog for crime-related stories. He claims the use of his pictures for the crime stories has subjected him to mental and psychological torture in violation of his constitutional right to dignity of human person and freedom from degrading treatment.

However, the hearing of the case is set to hold on September but pending the time, the justice in charge of the case Justice O.H. Oshodi has granted an injunction restraining Linda Ikeji from further use of the lawyer’s picture, otherwise she would be committed to prison for contempt of court.

Credit:- Naij.com

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