The FCT Police Command has said there is no record that former presidential candidate and publisher or Saharareporters, Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police.
This is contrary to the earlier claims that Sowore was shot by a female police officer with a tear gas canister while preparing to hold a rally at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.
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The spokesperson for the Command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement said police operatives merely resisted protesters who went on the rampage.
“The FCT Police 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 public disturbance.
“The protesters who went on the rampage were resisted by police operatives in order 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.”