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Osinbajo apologizes to beaten journalist

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s camp apologized to the journalist who was beaten by some security details attached to the vice president.

The journalist, Abayomi Adeshida, who is a graphic journalist for the books of Vanguard, said he was eaten by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday.

As previously reported by Latest Nigeria News, Adeshida reported that the incident occurred in the banquet hall of the presidential village of Abuja, where Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) chaired by Abike Dabiri-Erewa organized a summit.

It was said that Adeshida was taking pictures of the vice president at the exhibition stand when agents of the State Department of Services (DSS) picked him up when Osinbajo received a copy of the magazine as a souvenir.

Adeshida said the DSS officials did not tell him what his crime was before they started beating him, adding that he had not done anything unusual. He added that his camera was damaged while being dragged to the floor.

However, Laolu Akande, a spokesman for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, apologized to Abayomi Adeshida.

He described the incident as a useless struggle, however, noted that the problem was solved and apologized to the journalist who was beaten.

“The needless scuffle btw a villa accredited photographer, Mr. Adeshida & one of our security aides earlier today has since been resolved. Incident is regretted & I have apologized to him for any embarrassment caused,” Mr. Akande said on Twitter.