Yesterday, in an LIB exclusive, the alleged identity of the owner of the popular Instablog9a was said to have been revealed as a certain John Ayobami Aruleba.
This news, however, is reported to have caused heat at the Punch headquarters. Immediately after the news broke, major stake holders were said to have gathered for a deliberation.
”Abayomi was summoned into a high-level editorial meeting, along with his bosses and the management and everyone is confused about the whole situation” Our sources told us.
The focal point, our source say was Mr. Ayobami, who was alleged to have another job (Instablog) while he was fully employed at the newspaper company.
John Ayobami Denies the allegation
Noting that John Ayobami is a dedicated staff member who never falls short of his duty, our source say it is hard to believe that he runs the blog. He is always very busy, so it is quite impossible to run a blog like Instablog9ja, the source said.
Everyone is confused and asking questions. Mr Abayomi is a dedicated man who is always in the office. I wonder where he would get the spare time to handle a blog like Instablog9ja, so I think it is untrue until investigations are complete.
Responding to the allegation, the Online Editor, however says that e has nothing to do with the blog.
While the Newspaper is said to be determined to get to the root of the case, they are said to be taking John by his words at the moment.
Mr. Ayobami, on the other hand, has vowed to sue Linda Ikeji for false allegation, libel and defamation of character.