We Didn’t Shoot Sowore, Police Insist


Contrary to media reports, the Police have denied that any of its officers shot Mr. Omoyele Sowore at the Unity Fountain today.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, said this in a statement on Monday. She said contrary to media reports, police operatives deployed in the scene professionally restored calm at the protest venue.

The statement reads, “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.

“The protesters, who went on the rampage, were resisted by police operatives 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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