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Nigerians Allege Linda Ikeji Was Paid To Take Down Rape Story

Nigeria’s biggest blogger, Linda Ikeji, is in the news again for the wrong reasons.

The reason? A rape story on her blog got deleted.

Now here is the thing, Linda Ikeji blog is known to the Nigerian public as a blog which defies sympathy when it publishes a story. In a trending story about a 23-year-old rape victim who got her alleged rapists Razak Oluwaseun Oke 28, and Don-Chima George, 25 arrested, Nigerians celebrated that justice was finally been served in a rape case. According to reports, they drugged, raped and recorded the assault.

A story which was confirmed by Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chike Oti.

However, she took down the story after it was alleged that the father of one of the suspects (who reports claim is the owner of De Lankaster Hotel where the incident took place) got the brother of the victim arrested, an incident that has never happened in the blog’s history.

Now, Nigerians are alleging that Linda Ikeji was paid handsomely to take down the story but put it up after the backlash she got:

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It should be recalled that there have been several occasions where Nigerian citizens have pleaded with her to take down a story because of its implications. In this regard, she informed the public in 2018 of a suicide case involving a Nigerian gay man and listed his secondary school so that his classmates would identify him. In another instance, a mother of a deceased found out about her child’s death on her blog despite calls to take it down.

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