We reported it earlier today that a multi-award winning photojournalist, Yinka Adeparusi who works with Naij, an online news portal in Nigeria, was declared missing in Abuja after his whereabouts became unknown to both his neighbours and members of staff at his place of work for two days.
Naij has now revealed that the staff and journalist was killed in a motocycle accident in the nation's federal capital, Abuja. Below is the publication's statement in full;
"Adeyinka Adeparusi, the award winning photojournalist of NAIJ.com earlier reported missing, has been confirmed dead in an accident.
"NAIJ.com confirmed that he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Abuja and died on the spot. Yinka was last seen alive when he stepped out of his apartment at about 1.00 pm in Kugbo area of Abuja on Sunday, November 13, with a brief ‘I’ll be back’.
"Friends and colleagues got worried after several calls made to his mobile phone lines did not go through and also he did not make any contact with those close to him or his colleagues in the office.
"This was quite unusual because Yinka was a soft-spoken, very professional and clear-headed individual; not the kind of person to wander off.
"Yinka was an award-winning photojournalist who graduated from Lagos State University School of Communication, where he bagged double honours in Photojournalism and Cinematography and minor in mass communication.
"Among other awards, Yinka received the People’s Choice Award for Human Rights Photography in Africa, German Development Media Awards in 2013 and was the winner of the photojournalism award of the 6th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting in 2011.
"NAIJ.com deeply appreciates all the media outfits that helped to push out information about Adeparusi’s disappearance on Tuesday, November 15." SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>