Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday arrested Mr. Moses Jitoboh, Chief Personal Security Officer to former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
Jitoboh, a serving Commissioner of Police, THISDAY gathered, was arrested by EFCC operatives after shortly after inviting him into the Presidential Villa.
Jitoboh served as ADC to Jonathan when the latter served as vice and acting President, and is the third security aide of the fomer president to face harassment in a week.
An EFCC source told THISDAY that Jitoboh was “brought into our custody” on Sunday evening.
As at the time of this report, EFCC spokesman Mr. Wilson Uwujaren told THISDAY he didn’t have any information on the reported arrest.
Last Thursday, operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) stormed the Abuja and Sokoto residences of Jonathan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki to execute a search warrant.
On the same day, DSS arrested Mr. Gordon Obuah, Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Jonathan.
While the DSS has said it invaded Dasuki’s residences following intelligence on the possibility of treasonable felony, the Service has, however, been silent on Obuah’s arrest.
Born June 1, 1970, Jitoboh enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) on June 25, 1994, and was confirmed ASP two years later.
in 1999, he was appointed ADC to Governor Diepreyie Alamieyeseigha of Bayelsa State. Jitoboh lost his job as ADC following Alamieyeseigha’s impeachment and Jonathan’s swearing-in as substantive governor.
Jitoboh, however, resurfaced as ADC in 2007 when Jonathan emerged Vice President. He continued as ADC until May 2010 when Jonathan was sworn in as substantive President and thereafter continued as Chief Personal Security Officer.