FCT Police Deny Shooting Sowore

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory has denied shooting activist and Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore on Monday.

Sowore who staged a protest at Unity Fountain in Abuja was shot while on Facebook live by a female officer identified as ACP Atine.

The spokesperson of the Command, ASP Miriam Yusuf said: “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 to prevent them from causing a breakdown of law and order. There is no record of such incident as at the time of this release.”

The command also urged residents to remain calm and law-abiding.

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