Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has warned the Federal Government of the consequences of the detained Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obuah, dying in detention.
Reports have it that Obua, who was arrested and detained by men of the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja since the night of July 16, collapsed and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital on Tuesday, July 21.
Governor Fayose issued his warning through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
He said it was unlawful for the CSO to have been dumped in detention since July 16 without any court order, warning that; “Obua must not be allowed to die in detention.”
“We read in the newspapers that Obua was denied access to his doctor, lawyer and family members – and his lawyer claimed on Sunday that Obua was also denied his medications for hypertension and diabetes. Today, we have heard that Obua fainted yesterday and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment, prompting rumour of his death.
In some other development, sources within Nigeria’s secret service have confirmed to our correspondent that Gordon Obua is very much alive. They dismissed reports that emerged in the media on Tuesday morning, July 21, that Mr Obua died in the custody of the DSS.