N25 million libel damages: Linda Ikeji calls lawyer ‘idiot’, social media users react


Famous Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji has reacted to the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, asking her to pay general and exemplary damages of N25 million and issue a written apology to a plaintiff, Ms. Ajibola Ajayi, daughter of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Linda Ikeji had reported that the daughter of the former governor of Oyo State had described the protesting LAUTECH students as a “generation of kids with no manners”.

In 2018, Ms. Ajibola Ajayi sued Linda Ikeji for defamation for an article she published on her blog in 2017.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the court granted the plaintiff’s prayers and ordered Linda Ikeji to pay her 25 million naira in damages.

The company tweeted;

In her response, the blogger in a post on her Twitter account described the lawyer as an inexperienced 26-year-old, asking how the law firm could file a case in both Lagos and Abuja at the same time. .

She says: “You are such a silly lawyer. I can afford 100 lawyers, you’re a church rat…”

She tweeted below;

As usual, social media users took sides for their views on Twitter.

Here are some of their reactions:

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