The Department of State Services on Thursday arrested and detained Gordon Obua, the Chief Security Officer to former President Goodluck Jonathan at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.
Last week, DSS operatives also stormed the home of the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki. It is believed that more officials of the previous administration will be investigated.
According to The Punch newspaper which broke the story:
The reason for Gordon’s detention could not be immediately established, but it was gathered that investigators may extract salient information on key officials in Jonathan’s government from the former CSO.
Sources stated that the detention of the former security aide to Jonathan was meant to show that no former official in the past government would be spared if found to have mismanaged or embezzled public funds.
“The arrest and detention of the former CSO is an indication that every former minister or senior official under Jonathan’s government are not exempted from probe except those that have no criminal suspicion or record of wrong doing in office,” a source explained.
The DSS had last Thursday moved against the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, seized his passport and other vital documents and prevented him from leaving the house for about 24 hours.
Findings indicated that many more former officials would be visited and arrested by the DSS which has been mandated by Buhari to recover all looted public funds by the previous government functionaries.