The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has dismissed as untrue reports that one of its officers shot and wounded activist and former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore, on Monday.
Mariam Yusuf, spokesperson of the command, in a statement on Monday, said police operatives deployed to the scene professionally restored calm at the protest venue.
The statement titled 'Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain' reads:
"The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that 'Omoyele Sowore 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 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."