Police deny shooting Omoyele Sowore during protest in Abuja

The Police Command in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has denied that any of its personnel shot Mr Omoyele Sowore on Monday.

The representative of the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement on Monday stated that, contrary to the report, police officials deployed at the scene skillfully restored peace where the protest occurred at Unity Fountain in Abuja.

The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain.

“Contrary to the speculation, police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite a public disturbance.

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“The protesters, who went on the rampage, were resisted by police operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of the law and order. There is no record of such an incident as of the time of this release.

“The command enjoins residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the FCT.”

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