DSS Arrests Jonathan’s Chief Security Officer

The Department of State Services (DSS) has continued its clampdown on officials of the past administration as reports have it that Gordon Obua, the Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan has been arrested after he honoured their invitation on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Although the reason for his arrest was not immediately available, a source said that it might not be unrelated to the movement of large sums of “security money” under his stewardship.

It was also gathered that Obua had embarked on a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his arrest, whihc includes lack of access to his lawyers and family members.

Another source said Obua’s prolonged detention was as a result of his lack of cooperation.

An insider who spoke with Punch said: “The arrest and detention of the former CSO is an indication that every former minister or senior official under Jonathan’s government are not exempted from probe except those that have no criminal suspicion or record of wrong doing in office.”

Commenting on the development, former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav said: “Security is the most important thing in a nation and if he (Obua) had breached a law, he could be arrested and detained. If his former boss (Jonathan), had immunity while in office, he doesn’t have immunity. So, he must have done something wrong for them to have arrested him, I think they (DSS) are in order.”

Source: The Cable