The Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Police Command has denied shooting Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore who is also a former presidential candidate.
In a statement released on Monday, the Police has decided to reacted to earlier reports of Sowore’s claim of being shot by a security operative during a protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja said nothing like that happened.
Earlier today, mNaija repored that the Lawyer to Sowore, Inibehe Effiong revealed that his client was shot on Monday by a female police officer at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
Later, Sowore also confirmed that he was shot by a police operative in Abuja on Monday.
However, the Police have described the report as fake.
The FCT Police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf made this known in a statement where she debunked the viral story that Sowore was shot.
The statement reads: “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.”