Spokesperson of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande has apologised to Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with Vanguard newspaper, who was beaten up by security operatives at Aso Rock on Thursday.
The incident took place 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.
Some Department of State Services (DSS) operatives attached to the office of the vice president had descended on Adeshida at the event for taking pictures without authorisation.
However, Akande in a tweet, expressed his regrets over the incident, adding that he had reached out to Adeshida.
“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,” Akande said.