Naij.com Journalist, Yinka Adeparusi Confirmed Killed In Accident

Late Yinka Adeparusi
Late Yinka Adeparusi

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A photojournalist with Naij.com, an online news portal, earlier reported missing, Adeyinka Adeparusi, has been confirmed killed in an accident in Abuja.

The online newspaper in a statement released Tuesday afternoon said that Adeparusi was involved in a motorcycle accident and that he died on the spot.

He had earlier been reported missing by the management of the newspaper which said that he was last seen alive at about 1.00 pm on Sunday leaving his house in Kugbo area of Abuja.

The Editor – in – Chief of Naij.com, Bayo Olupohunda, who spoke to our correspondent on the phone on Tuesday afternoon said that the photojournalist’s body was traced to a hospital mortuary in Abuja where it was learnt that he had been hit while on a motorcycle, presumably the popular transportation mode called okada. He was rushed to the hospital where he died, it was learnt.

Naij.com in a news story on its website said friends and colleagues of the late journalist got worried after he became unreachable on Sunday.

An award-winning photojournalist who graduated from Lagos State University School of Communication, where he bagged double honours in Photojournalism and Cinematography, Yinka was the winner of the photojournalism award of the 6th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting in 2011.

In 2013, he received the People’s Choice Award for Human Rights Photography in Africa and the German Development Media Awards.


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