The detained Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obuah, has been released by the Department of State Security, DSS, few hours after he was presented to the public in good health.
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.
Obuah had while speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja thanked 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 had said.