The former chief security officer to ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Godwin Obuah is dead. According to The Cable Obuah died late Thursday, April 13, at the National Hospital, Abuja, after suffering “massive heart attack”.
Reports gathered that the Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Obuah two months after Jonathan left office.
To protest his detention, Obuah embarked on hunger strike. He was released later after his lawyer raised the alarm over his health condition when he fell ill. Obuah was accused of benefiting from an oil bunkering deal, an allegation he denied but the panel which investigated him was dissatisfied with his explanation and recommended his dismissal from the DSS.
Jonathan’s former CSO was in SSS detention since July 16, 2015 and was reportedly denied access to his doctor, family. The lawyer claimed that Obuah was denied his medications for hypertension and diabetes.