Police Deny Shooting Omoyele Sowore

The police have denied shooting the convener of Revolution Now Protest, Omoyele Sowore yesterday. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police command has denied that one of its personnel shot Omoyele Sowore, an activist and publisher.

It was confirmed by one of Sowore’s lawyers, Inibehe Effiong, that he was shot while a protest at Unity Fountain, Abuja.

Sowore confirmed himself he had been shot and appealed to his supporters to continue with the struggle even if he lost his life in the process. He tweeted: “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!”

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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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