The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied shooting the former presidential candidate and CEO of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, in Abuja.
The spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, made this known in a statement on Monday.
This is contrary to the earlier report that Sowore was allegedly shot by a police officer at a rally in Abuja in the early hours of Monday.
However, the police, while reacting via a statement titled,’ Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’, denied that any of its officers shot Sowore.
The statement read, “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 police added, “The protesters, who went on the rampage, were resisted by police operatives 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.”