Stephen Dunmoye

The Photo Editor of the Guardian Newspaper, Femi Adebesin Kuti has died this morning after a brief illness.

His demise was confirmed in a statement by the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council, Adeleye Ajayi, while condolence greeting was sent to his family and the Photojournalist Association of Nigeria.

The statement reads, “We received the sad news of the passing of our dear brother, Femi Adebesin-Kuti, Photo Editor of the Guardian Newspapers which occurred in the early hours of today with great shock.

“We pray that God in his infinite mercy will uphold and stand by his immediate family and friends at this trying time as we sympathise with members of the Guardian Newspapers Chapel and the entire PJAN family.

“May God continue to protect the rest of us and show up for us in our time of need.”