The family of Mr Gordon Obua, Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former president Goodluck Jonathan, have raised alarm over his state of health while in custody of the State Security Service since last Thursday.
Mr Andrew Itsekiri Esq, a lawyer who is solicitor to Obua, in a statement on Sunday said the family accused SSS of illegally detaining Obua.
The family is therefore demanding immediate, unconditional release of Obuah, asking the SSS to charge him to court if he has done any wrong.
The statement reads: ”We can tell the public categorically that as we write, he has not been confronted with any allegation, neither was he given the opportunity to respond to any allegation before he was taken into custody.
“His ordeal began about a week preceding his eventual arrest last week Thursday when the Director General of SSS Lawan Daura, sadistically on a daily basis, requested that he should report to SSS headquarters to respond to allegations known only to Daura and which his boss repeatedly failed to disclose to him despite repeated demands by the erstwhile CSO.
“On each of the seven days preceding his arrest, he would report to the SSS headquarters at about 8 in the morning and released to go back home at about 11pm without being confronted with any allegation.”
It said at a stage, his boss asked him if he should investigate the imaginary allegation or if a junior officer should? But Obuah’s consistent response was for him to know the allegation to enable him respond.
“Lawan Daura never confronted him with any petition until he was taken into custody when he reported last Thursday,” it concluded.