The Department of State Security Services (DSS) yesterday implicated a Southsouth governor in a subversive plot against the Federal Government.
It also accused the governor of allegedly sponsoring those behind demanding the resignation of its Director- General, Mr. Lawan Daura.
The governor was said to be under investigation also for sponsoring violent demonstration.
A top official made the disclosures at a confidential briefing in Abuja against the backdrop of a protest on Monday by a pressure group, Lawyers in Defence of Democracy.
The official said unknown to Nigerians, the Monday protest had a hidden agenda.
The highly-placed source said: “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.
“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.”