Gordon Obua, the Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan who was arrested on Thursday afternoon by the Department of State Security Services, DSS is being detained under inhuman conditions, his lawyer, Onochie Onwuegbuna said in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
Obua who served the former President for five years was allegedly arrested in relation to investigation of billions of naira budgeted for security in the immediate past administration as well as involvement in illegal oil bunkering.
Earlier reports had indicated that Obua who is also an official of DSS embarked on hunger strike in protest against his arrest and denial of access to his lawyer.
Onwuegbuna however said in the statement that Obua, who has been in detention since Thursday has been denied access to his drugs despite being hypertensive.
The lawyer who said Obua has not been told why he is being detained said the former CSO has also been denied access to his doctor, lawyer and family members while he is equally not being given food and water.
Read the full statement below:
We have been briefed and our services retained by the family of Mr. Gordon Obua, the Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan (our client) in respect of his present harassment and detention by the State Security Services (SSS). The facts as narrated to us by our Client’s family are as follows:
Our client, a serving officer of the State Security Services was ordered to report to the Headquarters to meet with the Acting Director General (A.D.G). He consequently reported at the Headquarters at about 9am on the 8th of July 20 15 and he was kept waiting till late in the night by the Acting D.G who finally asked him to report again the next day.
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Source:: PM Newspaper