Popular celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji has been dragged before a Lagos High Court by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olumide Babalola for unauthorized and offensive use of his picture.
In Suit No. LD/3265MFHR/2016 before Hon. Justice O.H. Oshodi, the lawyer is asking the blogger to pay him the sum of N50,000,000 (Fifty million naira) for the unauthorized use of his picture on her blog for crime-related stories which he claimed had 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 hearing of the main suit, Justice Oshodi granted an injunction restraining Ikeji from further use of the lawyer’s picture.
It was also reliably 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 called his bluff.
The matter has been adjourned to September 2016 for hearing.
Culled from LEADERSHIP