Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has apologised to a Vanguard photojournalist, Abayomi Adeshida, who was beaten up by State Security Service, SSS, operatives attached to him at Aso Rock on Thursday morning.
Mr Adeshida was beaten at the banquet hall of the presidential villa during an event organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM.
Although the assault was initially denied on social media, in a tweet Thursday night by Mr Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, the VP expressed regrets over the incident, disclosing that he had reached out to the victim.
According to the tweet, “The needless scuffle between 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. Also, a list circulating in the media on d so-called sacked.”