Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has received a third invitation from the Department of State Security (DSS) in less than two months.
He was asked to appear on Monday, September 14, 2020, by 11 am.
Mailafia told newsmen on Friday that his life was in danger because certain political forces were bent on silencing him.
He had been questioned by the DSS over a radio interview where he alleged a Northern Governor was Boko Haram commander.
Below is the statement from Dr. Mailafia on his invitation by the DSS for the 3rd time.
“Dear Comrades, Beloved Brethren, I have once again (for the 3rd time) been ordered to appear before the DSS at their Jos HQ this coming Monday 14th September, at 11.00 am.
“This is in addition to our battle in court, as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court today Friday the 11th, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who are also pursuing me. I spent over 20 years of my working life abroad as a university teacher, banker, and international civil servant with an unblemished record.”
“I have no criminal record — not even a parking ticket. Sadly, it is in my own fatherland that I’m being subjected to criminal investigation and such extreme political persecution. Please, pray for me. I have reasons to believe that my life is in danger and that some powerful political forces want to silence me forever.”
“For speaking the truth. For speaking on behalf of the holy martyrs — of thousands of innocent children, women, elderly, and youths that have been killed in our beloved country. It is only in our benighted country that a man who speaks from his conscience can be hounded like a common criminal.”
He, therefore, called on Christain brethren who can afford to travel, to be in Jos to give him huge support as he goes “into the lion’s den”
“Please, those of you in the Jos area or who can easily travel to Jos, please kindly mobilise and be there en masse to support me on Monday at 11.00 am as I go once again into the Lions’ Den. I’m a believer in nonviolence. Please, no-one should throw even a little stone on my behalf. Let us become candles of light and peace in this Age of Darkness. Thank you so immensely and may God bless you all.” -Obadiah Mailafia
Mailafia has been on the radar of security operatives after granting a radio interview where he alleged a Northern Governor is a commander of Boko Haram terrorists.
He was invited twice to DSS and released unconditionally.
Thereafter, the criminal investigation unit of the Police asked him to appear for criminal investigation.
Mailafia declined and approached the Jos High Court seeking a restraining order against the Police.
The matter comes up at High Court 4, Jos on Friday.
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