Sowore out of hospital, says ‘Police lied, I was shot’
The convener of the #RevolutionNowMovement, Omoyele Sowore, has narrated how he was shot by a policeman during a rally in Abuja on Monday.
While speaking after being discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Sowore said claims made by the police that no one was shot at the rally were false.
The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory had claimed that Sowore was not shot.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a statement, said “there is no record of such incident”, noting that police officers professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain, venue of the protest.
But Sowore noted that apart from shooting him, the police officers attempted to scare protesters away so that they would not rescue him.
He said, “Femi Falana’s ASCAB invited us to a protest against growing insecurity in the country. I left home alongside other friends. Upon approaching the venue, we received intelligence that the police had locked the gate.
“We explained to them (police officers) that it is within our rights to protest. We told them that it was wrong to shut the gate of the venue against us but they refused. We reached the Commissioner of Police. He responded that he had no hand in it.
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