The Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, who is being detained, claims to have been starved of food as well as his medications despite being diabetic and hypertensive.
Lawyer to the detained, Onochie Onwuegbuna says Obua was being witch-hunted as part of a plan “to implicate marked individuals who served in Jonathan’s government for phantom crimes or offences.”
Onwuegbuna released a statement on his client’s behalf stating that: “We have been briefed and our services retained by the family of Mr. Gordon Obua, Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan, in respect of his present harassment and detention by Department of State Services, DSS.
“He has been in detention without being informed what offence (if any) he is alleged to have committed or the reason for his detention. Our client is hypertensive and diabetic to the knowledge of his employers, the DSS.
Our client has also been denied access to members of his family, his doctor and his lawyers and even more worrisome is the information obtained by his family that he has not eaten or drank water ever since he was detained.
The actions of DSS constitute gross violation of his fundamental rights to respect for the dignity of his person and personal liberty as guaranteed by Sections 31 and 35 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria.”