BREAKING! SSS Dismisses Jonathan's Chief Security Officer, Gordon Obua For Fraud - Premium Times

Date: 04-09-2015 8:30 am (7 years ago) | Author: King Samuel O Dguy
[1] 2 3 4
- at 4-09-2015 08:30 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
The former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, is affected in the latest mass purge at the State Security Service (SSS), reliable security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES.



An investigation panel led by a former director of training, recommended the dismissal of the former CSO alongside one Liman Widi, a personal assistant to the former Director General of the service, Ita Ekpenyong, for corrupt practices and playing partisan roles inimical to Service codes.
A former spokesperson of the service, Marilyn Ogar, former President Muhammadu Buhari’s CSO, Abdulrahman Mani and one Adamu, the former CSO to former DG, Ita Ekpenyong, also featured prominently in the list of personnel compulsorily retired.
Also disengaged from service are Yomi Zamba, Little John Okojie, Ahmed Abdullahi, Ibrahim Katsina, Larry Obiagwu, Abdulganiyu Dauda, Dahiru Dodo, Suleiman Dabo, among others.
A source in the service said Messrs Obua and Widi were recommended for dismissal from service for alleged involvement in oil bunkering deals.
Security sources say Mr. Obua’s explanation on the alleged $6.9 deal and oil bunkering did not satisfy the investigative panel. The panel therefore recommended them for dismissal.
Ms. Ogar, who was sacked over allegations of bribery and partisanship, was however compulsorily retired.
A notice for retirement issued to her, titled: “Retirement From Service”, read, “Following the on-going re-organisation in the Service, be informed that that your services are no longer required in the Department of State Security Service (DSS). You are therefore, retired from Service under Section 8 Rule 020806(II) of the Public Seervice Rules, 2006 wef 31st August, 2015″.
In July, Mr. Obua was rumoured to have passed away in the custody of the service after he was detained on allegations of corruption and partisanship.
He was released a few days after his lawyer raised the alarm over his failing health.
On August 29, PREMIUM TIMES reported how the former CSO allegedly conspired with the former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Minister of Petroleum to spend, in just one deal, a princely $6.9 million dollars to buy three 40-feet mobile stages for use during mass public speaking events.
Although Mr. Obua denied the story through his lawyer, Andrew Itsekiri, federal government investigators and security agencies said the deal was just one of the tons of alleged corrupt practices frequently engaged and condoned under the presidency of the immediate past president.
According to our August 29 report, apart from the fact that the amount for the stages was inflated, there was no evidence that any stage was purchased at all.
While the cost of mobile stages range in size and designs, only outlandish rock star musicians in Europe and the U.S. spend hundreds of thousands on their huge stages way bigger than the 40-feet stages. Even then, those musicians and super stars would not pay over $2m per stage, according to industry sources.
The process of procurement of the three mobile stages was neither known to extant Nigerian laws and due process regulations, nor were the offices of the Auditor-General and the Accountant-General in the know, according to investigators.


~ Source: Premium Times Reportage


Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:30 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- ignis99 at 4-09-2015 08:37 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Hmmmmm
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:37 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- livingstonee at 4-09-2015 08:42 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Sacking is not the problem, the problem is that nigeria are under curse! Obasanjo sold nigeria to devil since 19 78!
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:42 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- dollypiper at 4-09-2015 08:46 AM (7 years ago)
(f)
Interesting
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:46 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- ngfineface at 4-09-2015 08:47 AM (7 years ago)
(f)
Sacking won't help the situation. High integrity matters when recruiting people in for certain positions
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:47 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- hackynoni111 at 4-09-2015 09:43 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
oh MY GOD
Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:43 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- winace at 4-09-2015 09:46 AM (7 years ago)
(f)
I see dis sack thingy as revenge mission nothg else. He can't tell me all d ppls he is placing there are all clean.
Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:46 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- bohlah at 4-09-2015 09:54 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Set of corrupt donkeys

Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:54 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- Fashoney at 4-09-2015 09:58 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Change indeed!
Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:58 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- emma4love3 at 4-09-2015 10:03 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
abeg..  jail all of them joor.....wats sacked
or retirement.....
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:03 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- franklinseyea at 4-09-2015 10:32 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Still observing where this change is leading us to
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:32 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- gogoman at 4-09-2015 10:40 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
na wa ooo
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:40 AM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
Reply
- bayonel3 at 4-09-2015 10:49 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
corruption everywhere..han han... wetin?

Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:49 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- kelemann at 4-09-2015 11:26 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
One day another person will come into power and sack all these people you are appointing now. What goes round cones round. Why are those who served under GEJ being treated like non Nigerians.
Posted: at 4-09-2015 11:26 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- dareper at 4-09-2015 11:47 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
Nawa oo
Posted: at 4-09-2015 11:47 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
- Abgasko at 4-09-2015 11:51 AM (7 years ago)
(f)
i am yet to see a clean man from Jonathan administration
Posted: at 4-09-2015 11:51 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- barackderay at 4-09-2015 11:56 AM (7 years ago)
(m)
corruption everywhere n naija
Posted: at 4-09-2015 11:56 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- banjuoflondon at 4-09-2015 12:25 PM (7 years ago)
(f)
Quote from: kelemann on  4-09-2015 11:26 AM
One day another person will come into power and sack all these people you are appointing now. What goes round cones round. Why are those who served under GEJ being treated like non Nigerians.
[/quote you want to know why?it was because Jonathan was a weak man,imagine his wife PA just pa has over 30 buldings in lekki area,all the people working for the PA has houses,cars and have been to either mecca or jerusalem. ]
Posted: at 4-09-2015 12:25 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- freethinker at 4-09-2015 12:51 PM (7 years ago)
(m)
The man has not done anything bad, but he come from where he suppose not to come from.
If it is true that his  explanation on the alleged $6.9 deal and oil bunkering did not satisfy the investigative panel, they should send him to jail, not dismiss.
They found no fault in that man, period!
Posted: at 4-09-2015 12:51 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
Reply
- proly at 4-09-2015 01:16 PM (7 years ago)
(f)
Hmmmmm
Posted: at 4-09-2015 01:16 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
Reply
[1] 2 3 4

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. “I Like Tiannah, She Keeps Changing Men At Will” – Ruth Eze Declares Love For Toyin Lawani

  2. 'Free As A Bird': Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals In Text Message To Piers Morgan After Man Utd Exit

  3. Benue Governor Ortom Debunks Sending Thugs To Assault Former LG Chairman

  4. 70-Yr-Old Man Who Have Four Wives Arrested For Allegedly Raping 13-Yr-Old girl In Zamfara

  5. VID; Veteran Actor, Olaiya Igwe Goes Completely [email protected] To Secure Bola Tinubu's Presidency

  6. Man, Panshak Simon Found Dead Inside Well After Drinking With Friends In Bauchi

  7. "I May Accept If Ooni Of Ife Proposes Marriage" - Actress, Peju Johnson

  8. Father Of Many Children. Nick Cannon Lands In Hospital After Suffering A Bout Of Pneumonia

  9. 2023: Aggrieved APC House Of Rep Speaker, Dogara Endorses Atiku For Presidency

  10. SAD: How Wall Gecko Allegedly Wipes Out Family Of Six In Ogun

  11. SHOCKING: Watch Chaotic Scenes As Senegal's Parliament Brawls After MP Hits Woman Colleague

  12. PIC: Wizkid Replies Nigerian Rappers Frowning At Him Over His Claims That Hip Hop Is Dead

  13. 3 Persons Shot Dead After Unknown Gunmen Storm Community In Ogun

  14. JUST IN: Imo INEC Office Vandalized And Partially Set Ablaze


THIS WEEK
  1. The Real Reason For Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Massive Weight Lose Revealed + Recent Photo in UK

  2. APC Candidate, Tinubu Opens up on Relocating Federal Capital From Abuja to Lagos

  3. BREAKING: Adeleke Sacks 12,000 Workers, Dethrones Three Monarchs

  4. VID: Ooni Of Ife Marries Great Grand Daughter Of 48th Ooni Of Ife, Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi

  5. Lady Caught With Her Friend's Boyfriends In Hotel Room After She Went To "Console" Him (VIDEO)

  6. Scary Moment Hook Up Girl Fainted After 3 Men Played Ritual Prank On Her (VIDEO)

  7. What Sammie Okposo Told Me About His Wife Before He Died – Gospel Singer, Sonnie Badu

  8. Commotion After Man Discovers Through DNA Test That He Is Not The Fathers Of His Children

  9. 2023: See Tinubu's Condition To Peter Obi For Open Debate

  10. "Nigerian Students Seeking Foreign Education Is To Blame For The Perpetual Fall Of Naira" — CBN


TOP MEMBERS: