Just a few hours after he was presented to the public live and hearty, the Department of State Security (DSS) on Tuesday night allowed Gordon Obuah, Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan to go home to his family.
Competent security sources informed PRNigeria that Obuah slept in his house Tuesday night along with his family after a comprehensive de-briefing by operatives of the Department.
“He was released around 10pm Tuesday’s night,” the security source disclosed.
A serving operative with the DSS, Obuah had on Tuesday afternoon expressed surprise at widespread insinuations that he had died while being interrogated.
PRNigeria reported Obuh as speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja saying “gentlemen of the press, let me use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians, members of my family and concerned citizens who have expressed very serious concerns for the past six days because of the prevailing situation between I and my office.
“This morning my attention was drawn to the fact that I have died in detention. This has caused serious anxiety within 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.
“So far, there is no adverse situation and I’m optimistic that Nigerians will be informed in due course about the outcome of this exercise. Once again, I thank you immensely. I also want to use the opportunity to thank the DG for the way he has handled me from the time I came in to the present moment.
“Nigerians should be assured that the Department of State Service is a very responsible organization and I believe that nothing adverse will be done to my person if I have not done anything wrong. I thank you very much,” he said.