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Update: Yinka Adeparusi is dead

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Breaking: Yinka Adeparusi, Nigerian journalist, confirmed dead in accident

Yinka Adeparusi earlier reported missing has been confirmed dead in an accident, naij.com reports.

Report says he’s last seen on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at about 1PM at Kugbo area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

We just confirmed that he was involved in a motorcycle accident in a yet to be confirmed location in Abuja and died on the spot.

A graduate of Photojournalism and cinematography at the Lagos State University was a receiver of People’s Choice Award for Human Rights Photography in Africa, German Development Media Award in 2013, and winner of 6th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism in 2011 among others

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He’s described as an amiable person by colleagues.

“Yinka Adeparusi, a great guy, gentle, peace loving, career driven. A friend, a brother, a colleague and fellow Lasusocite. An award-winning photo-journalist. Goodnight brother. The universe will miss you!” one of his colleagues writes.

“The last time i wept like this was when i lost my mom, i never could have imagined a friend/brother could shake my heart this way. I thought I’ve found a friend who reason the way I do. Material things doesn’t matter to you. You left without saying goodbye. The last time we saw, we took a bus around Lagos discussing life, this moment, life is discussing you.  Yinka Adeparusi, a purposeful life.

“May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. #PainfulExit #YourPlaceIsSpecial” another friend writes.

May his soul rest in peace.

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