Foremost Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji has been dragged to court by one Lagos based lawyer, Olumide Babalola.
PMNews reported that the case is before the Lagos High Court for several reliefs bordering on unauthorized and offensive use of picture.
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 which he claimed has subjected him to mental and psychological torture in violation of his constitutional right to dignity of human person and freedom from degrading treatment.
Pending the time of the hearing of the main suit, Justice O.H. Oshodi granted an injunction restraining Linda from further use of the lawyer’s picture otherwise she would be committed to prison for contempt of court.
It was gathered that the award-winning lawyer who just returned from New York, where he was presented with an International Gold Award for quality and excellence in business in recognition of his varying public interest litigations, had earlier written to Linda to desist from further publication but she called his bluff.
Meanwhile, Ms Ikeji is yet to react to these accusations against her.