Abayomi Adeshida, a photojournalist with Vanguard, was on Thursday morning beaten up by security aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
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.
Adeshida was taking photographs of the vice president at the exhibition stand when aides to the VP pounced on him as Osinbajo was being presented a copy of magazine as souvenir.
The photojournalist later told his colleagues that he was not told his offence. He said he did not do anything out of the ordinary before was panel bested.
His camera was damaged while he was dragged on the floor right in the presence of the vice-president.
The incident happened a day after 35 aides of the Vice-President were reported sacked.