VICE-PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBANJO APOLOGISES AFTER SECURITY ASSAULTS JOURNALIST

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologized after his security aides assaulted a journalist at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja where the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) chaired by Abike Dabiri-Erewa organised a summit.

A photo-journalist with Vanguard, Abayomi Adeshida, had been taking pictures of the vice president at the exhibition stand when Department of State Services (DSS) operatives pounced on him as Osinbajo was being presented a copy of the magazine as souvenir.

The journalist later on told his collegues that he was unaware of what his offense was. According to him, he did nothing out of the ordinary before the security operatives pounced on him.

Reacting to the backlash that trailed the incident, Osinbajo’s media aide Laolu Akande apologized publicly on his behalf. He further disclosed that the issue has been resolved.

He tweeted “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. “

In the course of his apology, he also asked Nigerians to ignore the News about his aids been fired as this is false.

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