Few days after John Abayomi, an online editor at Punch Newspapers threatened to sue Linda Ikeji after she reported that he owns Instablog9ja, the blogger has apologized and further stated that John Abayomi Aruleba owns Instablog9ja.
In a retraction and correction post, Linda Ikeji who stated that the picture identification mistake from a staff was as a result of the uncanny yet not uncommon similarities in the names of these two individuals, added that John Abayomi Aruleba runs Instablog9ja with his partner, Tosin Dotun Adeyemi.
Read her retraction statement below;
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
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