‘Missing’ Naij Journalist, Yinka Adeparusi, Is Dead

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By Dipo Olowookere

An award-winning photojournalist with popular online media platform, www.Naij.com, Mr Adeyinka Adeparusi, has been declared dead.

Few days ago, the journalist was reported missing and passionate calls were made to the general public to provide any useful information that could lead to his whereabouts.

However, latest report from Naij disclosed that Mr Adeparusi has been confirmed dead.

He was said to have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Abuja, where he is based and reportedly died on the spot.

According to reports, Mr Adeparusi was last seen alive when he stepped out of his apartment at about 1pm in Kugbo area of Abuja on Sunday, November 13, with a brief ‘I’ll be back’ message. However, he could not make it back as promised.

The soft-spoken, very professional and clear-headed photojournalist 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, he 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.

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