Godwin who was arrested by The Department of State Services (DSS) two months after his principal left power, was detained at the headquarters of the agency. However, he protested his detention, by embarking on hunger strike. The secret police released him after his lawyer raised the alarm over his health condition. He later fell ill.
Obuah was accused of benefiting from an oil bunkering deal, an allegation he
denied but the panel which investigated him was dissatisfied with his explanation, and recommended his dismissal from the DSS.
He was later dismissed from service.