On Monday, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command disputed a viral post on social media claiming that ‘Omoyele Sowere was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ near the Unity Fountain, calling it untrue and fake news.
This was contained in a statement made available to news men in Abuja by the Spokesperson of the Command ASP Mariam Yusuf.
According to her, “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 ramapage 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 enjoined residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.