Linda Ikeji has apologized.

The celebrity blogger and media mogul in a retraction and correction post revealed that John Abayomi, an online editor at Punch Newspapers was not the owner of the popular, Instablog9ja.

This comes a few days after John Abayomi threatened to sue her.

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In the post, Linda Ikeji blamed the picture identification mistake on her staff, due to the similarities between the names of the online editor and the real owner of Instablog9ja.

She added that John Abayomi Aruleba is the true owner of Instablog9ja and he runs it with his partner, Tosin Dotun Adeyemi.

See her 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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