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Police Break Silence Over Shooting Of Omoyele Sowore

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 31st May, 2021 - tori.ng

Sowore was shot by a police officer in Abuja while protesting on Monday.

Sowore after he was shot
Sowore after he was shot
 
The FCT Command has broken its silence over allegations that its officer shot activist, Omoyele Sowore.
 
According to the Police, Sowore, was not shot at by any of its officers and men as claimed in a video that has gone viral on social media.
 
Below is full text of statement issued by the Command:
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
POLICE RESTORES CALM AT THE UNITY FOUNTAIN
……………professionally disperse protesters
 
The FCT Police Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowere 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.
 
The Command enjoins residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the FCT.
 
ASP Yusuf Mariam,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: The Commissioner of Police
FCT Police Command,
Abuja
 


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