Police Deny Shooting Sowore

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police command has denied that one of its personnel shot Omoyele Sowore, an activist and publisher.

Inibehe Effiong, one of Sowore’s lawyers, had said a female officer shot Sowore during a protest at Unity Fountain, Abuja.

Sowore had also claimed he was shot by the police, charging his supporters to carry on with the “struggle” if he ends up losing his life.

“Just been shot by a police officer, ACP Atine at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. #RevolutionNow Let the struggle continue even if they take my life!” he had tweeted.

But in a statement on Monday, Mariam Yusuf, spokeswoman of the command, said the activist was not shot at by the police.

“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 report.”

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