Police Deny Shooting Omoyele Sowore In Abuja

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On Monday, 31st May 2021, popular lawyer and right activist, Inibeh Effiong disclosed on twitter that Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore has been shot in the leg.

protestors reportedly converged on the Fountain at 8:30 a.m. but the police allegedly denied them entry into the facility. Sowore was said to have tried catching a conversation with police officers in charge of the facility when an officer shot at the crowd.

The incident occurred at Abuja Unity Fountain where Mr. Sowore sustained gunshot injuries in his leg and was rushed to the Wellington Hospital in Abuja.

However the Police has denied having a hand in the shooting of the Political activist. According to them reports making the rounds that female assistant of Police shot Mr. Sowore are false.

A statement by Mariam Yusuf, FCT Police Spokesperson read;

“Contrary to the speculation, Police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance,” she said.

“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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