DSS releases Jonathan’s ex-CSO, Obuah
The Guardian learnt that part of the reason he was allowed to speak to the press was to pave way for his freedom and dispel the rumour that he was maltreated while there.
Just a few hours after he briefed the press on his state of health and reasons he was locked up at “his work place”, Obuah was asked to go home to his family.
Obuah, a serving operative with the DSS, said he “was released on Tuesday night around 10 pm, local time” but strictly instructed not to speak to the press or a lawyer as it would contravene the law regulating his employment. While briefing newsmen shortly before his release, Obuah had acknowledged that “I am a member of the State Security Service and I am still in service and I have limitations on addressing the press, so please I crave your understanding in this regard”, putting a seal on any possibility of making public his experience at the moment.
It was said Obuah had expressed shock at the news that he has died in detention that he could not wait to confirm to his family that he was well. “My attention was drawn to the fact (falsehood) that I have died in detention. This has caused serious anxiety within the populace, I want to use this medium to tell Nigerian, members of my family and all concerned citizens that I am healthy,” he had said.