FCT, Abuja Police gave reason for arresting Sowore

By Benjamin Arida/:

Spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, has said that Omoyele Sowore was arrested for unlawfully gathering at very odd hours.

ASP Mariam said, Sowore’s gathering alongside others was responsible for tension among residents of Gudu and Lokogoma areas of the FCT.

She stated this in an interview with journalists as she confirmed the arrest of the activist alongside four others.

ASP Mariam asserted that the arrest was made in a swift response to a distress call received from a resident in the area around 00:30 am on Friday, January 1, 2021.

The police spokesperson explained that a discreet investigation into the matter has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma.

She assured that the suspects would be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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