Jonathan’s Former Security Detail Debunks News Of Death


The chief security officer, CSO, to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, has said he is alive and well, dispelling rumours of his death in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.

Obua addressed journalists at the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja, saying he is being treated “with dignity” by staff of the Service.

“I want to use this medium to tell Nigerians and members of my family that I am hale and hearty,” Obua told reporters. “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, “he stated.



    There had been rumours that Obua, who was arrested six days ago, died in custody as a result of the Service denying him access to medication for hypertension.

    His statement comes as a relief for both his family and members of the public, who had been miffed at the lack of information by the DSS about his arrest, detention or state of health.

    However, attempts by reporters to question Obua were not successful, an apparent indication that suggested he was not willing to let out more than he was told.

    “I am a serving staff of DSS and I have limitations regarding speaking with the press. I thank the Director General of DSS for the way that I have been treated so far,” a composed and well looking Obua said.


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