The Department of State service has accused the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, of sponsoring protests to disrupt public peace in strategic Federal Authorities’s places of work in Abuja and its environs.
The DSS stated that the plot behind the alleged protests was to impress a violent breach of peace within the Federal Capital Territory.
The DSS said this in an announcement issued in Abuja on Thursday by its spokesperson, Mr. Tony Opuiyo.
He stated that the sinister plot by Wike to disrupt the equipment of governance in strategic Federal Authorities businesses by scary a violent breach of peace was found throughout an intelligence gathering.
He mentioned the plan was geared toward inflicting disaster in the course of the Christmas and the New 12 months festivities.
Nevertheless, Wike has denied the allegation, questioning whether or not those that protested towards him previously had been additionally sponsored.
The governor stated he had nothing to do with the person being accused of organising the protests.
However the DSS insisted that Wike had secured the providers of Mr. Ugochinyere Ikenga, a private aide to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to mobilise hoodlums to execute the plan.
Opuiyo said that the goal of the plot was supposed to divert public and worldwide consideration from the continued police investigation into “the unwholesome function performed by the governor and a few of his cronies within the violence that trailed the re-run election in Rivers State which resulted within the ugly homicide of civilians together with the beheading of DSP Mohammed Alkali and a few of his colleagues in addition to the brutalisation of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (members of ) employees who did not do the bidding of the governor.”
Opuiyo added that in furtherance of this plot, protesters have been to besiege the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, the INEC headquarters, the Nationwide Meeting complicated, the Nigerian Military and the Police headquarters in addition to the British Excessive Fee, US Embassy and the United Nations Secretariat, Abuja.
This, the DSS spokesperson stated, was to boost false alarm that Rivers State was beneath the siege of safety companies in the course of the elections.
He mentioned that whereas the plain goal was to attract public sympathy and worldwide consideration to spurious allegations of involvement of federal companies within the violence that marred the final elections in Rivers State, Opuiyo insisted that the precise goal was actually to set off violent motion in opposition to the federal government and create alternative for these he known as idlers to hitch the deceitful protest.
He stated, “A part of the orchestration is to impress the safety businesses and immediate them to take motion in opposition to the protesters that would lead to bloodletting.
“It’s on this line that Ikenga had gone to the outskirts of Abuja to mobilise unemployed youths to hold out his bidding.
“All this was to be carried out for a payment and sources to be supplied from the treasury of the Rivers State Authorities. It is usually worrisome that Ikenga would have interaction on this nefarious plot when, after his final arrest earlier this 12 months by the DSS, he had pledged to be regulation abiding and to not trigger a breach of the peace.”
Opuiyo mentioned that the trio of Emeka Idiba,Ugo Apaumagha and Ejike Nwachukwu had been arrested and have been serving to the DSS with additional investigations.
He mentioned, “These males had been picked up on the mobilisation venue making an attempt to good the logistics for this unholy enterprise.
“The younger males had been employed by Ikenga to take custody of things and supplies for the deliberate violent protest.
“The recovered gadgets embrace banners, placards and posters with denigrating, inciting and hate inscriptions meant to impinge the authority of the Federal Authorities and additional subvert the complete equipment of governance within the nation.
“To be able to make this look credible, Ikenga and his cohorts had adopted such teams as Legal professionals in Defence of Democracy and Residents for Good Governance as cowl to supposedly make them appear to be severe minded civil rights teams and
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