Police debunks allegation of shooting Omoyele Sowore


The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied claims by the Nigerian publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore, that he was shot in Abuja during a protest against insecurity in the country on Monday, May 31.

Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, stated that there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest.

“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 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.”