South-South Governor Wants to Saboteur FG – DSS

The Department of State Security (DSS) has alleged that a South South Governor from the South-South region of the country was planning to saboteur the Federal Government.
The agency disclosed this on Wednesday, saying the Governor was under investigation for sponsoring violent demonstrations.
While reacting to a protest on Monday by ‘Lawyers in Defence of Democracy’, the DSS said the group had a hidden agenda.
“The Monday protest by the so called Lawyers in Defence of Democracy was misplaced.
“We believe that that protest by the group, claiming to be acting on behalf of some aggrieved lawyers and Human Rights activists, has other hidden motives.
“The protesters’ main grouse was that some lawyers who are members of their group are being detained by the DSS. I wish to state categorically that no lawyer is in our custody. I repeat, no lawyer is being detained in DSS custody.
“The names like Ugochukwu Apumaga, Emeka Dibia and Ejike Nwachukwu that were paraded on Monday by the protesters as members of their group, are not lawyers.
“They were arrested by the service for their role in the botched moves by a South-South Governor to orchestrate violent demonstration with inciting and subversive posters.
”Ikenga Ugochukwu was arrested with the trio. This is no longer secret because it was made public by the Service.
“In any case, the Service is not known to be in denial of any arrest it had ever made as it always avail members of the public of those it arrested and the reasons.
“It is therefore curious and even strange if these organizations being mentioned are not pseudo organisations being used by Ikenga, to carry out paid jobs.
“As far as the Service is concerned, there is no lawyer in detention and if these persons mentioned are lawyers, it will be helpful if any discerning person can inform the Nigerian public when they were called to the Bar or which law schools or Universities they attended.”
Recall, on December 22, 2016, the Department accused the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike of sponsoring protests in Abuja.
It also accused the Governor of planning to use the protests to disrupt public peace in strategic Federal Government offices in Abuja and its environs.
The DSS said that the plot behind the alleged protests was to provoke a violent breach of peace in the Federal Capital Territory.
The DSS stated this in a statement issued in Abuja by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo.
He said the sinister plot by Wike to disrupt machinery of governance in strategic Federal Government agencies by provoking a violent breach of peace was discovered during an intelligence gathering.
He said the plan was aimed at causing crisis during the Christmas and the New Year festivities.
The DSS had noted that Wike had secured the services of Ikenga Ugochinyere, a Personal Aide to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to mobilise those described as hoodlums to execute the plan.
Opuiyo stated that the aim of the plot was to cause mayhem, a complete breakdown of law and order and cast the security agencies and the Federal Government in bad light.
But Wike had denied the allegations.

Author: News Editor

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