The former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, has been confirmed to be among those affected by the mass purge in the Department of State Services (DSS).
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 partisanship inimical to Service codes.
Also affected in the purge as reported yesterday is former spokesperson of the service, Marilyn Ogar.
Others are former CSO to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abdulrahman Mani and one Adamu, the former CSO to former DG, Ita Ekpenyong, Yomi Zamba, Little John Okojie, Ahmed Abdullahi, Ibrahim Katsina, Larry Obiagwu, Abdulganiyu Dauda, Dahiru Dodo, Suleiman Dabo, among others.
It was learnt that 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 $6.9m deal for secured mobile stages for the former president and oil bunkering did not go down well with the investigative panel, which did not waste time in recommending them for dismissal.