Nigerians woke up to news that Gordon Obua had died in detention at the Department of State Services (DSS), headquarters. But he has now organized a press briefing to clear the air. His statement: “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.”
His statesmen runs contrary to the statement of his lawyer, Andrew Itshekiri, who had said that he was detained in a Gestapo fashion and being denied food, his medications, water….. n an opportunity to watch d 2015 MAMA Awards live on MTV Base……