The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has denied reports that Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was shot by Police at the Unity Fountain.

It dismissed the reports as false and fake news.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a statement, clarified: “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.”

The Command urged residents to remain calm and law-abiding while reaffirming its commitment towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.

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