More Facts have emerged as to how human rights activist and Convener of RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore was shot by a feminine police officer, CSP Altine Daniel.
Sowore was shot on the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
Sowore arrived on the fountain alongside few different protesters however they have been locked out by armed policemen who had cordoned off the world.
Meanwhile, a bunch of protesters led by Jaye Gaskia have been already inside the sector.
It was learnt that the police locked the principle gate upon sighting Sowore and his group, denying them entry.
The activist, whereas making enquiry from the police on why he was locked out, was instructed that the order was from the Commisioner of Police.
The activist swiftly known as the Commissioner of Police however he denied giving such an order.
It was at this level the feminine officer mobilised some officers and drove near Sowore and his group, earlier than taking pictures at him.
Sowore, who was holding an iron internet put across the fountain screamed in ache and went down. Blood gushed out of the wound.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, his lawyer, Abubakar Marshal who was additionally on the protest described the taking pictures of unarmed protesters as callous, depraved and unwarranted.
Marshal stated, “Comrade gathered at Unity Fountain this morning in furtherance of the protest slated for in the present day. When we bought to the Unity Fountain, we found that the gate had been locked and we inquired from the policemen on the bottom. We have been knowledgeable that there was an order from the Commissioner of Police, FCT to lock the gate.
“We put a name to the Commissioner of Police and he denied that he gave such an order and he promised to order his males to open the gate within the subsequent two minutes in order that we may have entry to the fountain, a public utility.
“As quickly as we dropped the decision, a detachment from the FCT police command, led by one CPS Altine Hyelhira Daniel, got here down from the car and opened fireplace on the protesters standing outdoors the fountain.
“There was no communication, altercation or disagreement. No form of provocation of any sort, she just alighted from the vehicle and opened fire, along with her men.”
Femi Adeyeye, Publicity Secretary of the African Action Congress (AAC), who was additionally an eyewitness, stated, “As soon as we gathered at the protest ground the gates were locked on the orders of the Commissoner of Police, FCT, Bala Ciroma.”
“Sowore alongside other comrades was addressing the illegality, when another detachment of armed-to-the-teeth policemen led by CSP Altine arrived at the scene and without recourse to any iota of civilisation or civil engagement, shot at Omoyele Sowore and dispersed the protesters violently.”
As on the time of submitting this report, docs have been nonetheless battling to avoid wasting his life.