Detained former Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, has been allowed to go home. He was released on Tuesday night by the Department of State Services (DSS).
According to sources, Obua was let go at about 10pm after six days in detention and hours after dispelling his rumoured death in custody at a news conference.
Obua told reporters at the news briefing that he was being debriefed by the agency after completing his tour of duty at the Presidential Villa as a former CSO to Dr. Jonathan.
There were reports that Obua’s detention had something to do with investigation into the disbursement of security vote, alleged financial mismanagement and money laundering at Aso Villa under his watch as CSO.
The former CSO, who suffers from diabetes and hypertension, took ill on Monday and was reportedly treated at a hospital.
His ill-health fueled speculations that he might have died in custody, prompting the management of the DSS to hurriedly organise a news conference to douse tension.
Obua had reporters that he was alive, hale and healthy, adding that the DSS management treated him well, being a security operative himself.
He said: “This morning, my attention was drawn to the fact that I have died in detention. This has caused serious anxiety in the public. I want to use this medium to tell Nigerians, members of my family and all concerned citizens that I’m healthy.
“I’m a staff of the Department of State Services and having completed my tour of duty as the chief security officer to the last President, the service feels that I should give account of my tenure.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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