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Obua dismisses rumours about his death

21 July 2015, 21:33

Lagos - The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, has dismissed reports he had died from torture at the hands of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) operatives.

Rumours swirled on Tuesday Obua had passed on, but all the speculation was allayed as addressed the media inside the conference room of the DSS Headquarters in Abuja.

"I thanked Nigerians and members of my family who have expressed very serious concern about my well being in the last six days," said Obua.

Also read: Detained Jonathan's ex-CSO discharged from hospital

He looked fit and composed. "I want to use this medium to tell Nigerians and members of my family that I am hale and hearty," he added.

It is not clear why the former CSO was detained reportedly under the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari.

"As a serving officer of DSS and having completed my duty tour with the last President, the service felt that I should give a briefing of my stewardship.

"Nigerians should be assumed that DSS is a responsible organisation and I am sure that nothing adverse will happen to me once it is ascertained that I did nothing wrong," said Obua not revealing much into the detention.

He said he had been treated "with dignity" during the detention. 


- CAJ News


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