Mailafia raises alarm, says his life in danger as DSS invites again [update]

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Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has, on Friday, raised alarm that his life is in danger after his scathing revelation about Boko Haram and its leadership on air in a Lagos-based Radio.

Dr. Mailafia said this while revealing that he received another invitation from the Department of State Security (DSS).

At the interview on Nigeria Info 99.3FM, he claimed that a repentant terrorist told him that a northern governor is the commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Mailafia was summoned to appear at the DSS office in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Monday, September 14 by 11am.

The latest invitation makes it the third invitation in less than two months.

The candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 presidential election, confirmed this to multiple sources.

He also claimed that during the lockdown, weapons were distributed to several parts of the country, adding that terrorists had infiltrated Lagos.

Consequently, he was invited by DSS on two separate occasions and later by the Nigeria Police Force.

He, however, failed to honour the police invitation and rather approached a High Court in Plateau State.

He asked the court to enforcement of his fundamental rights to personal liberty and fair hearing and to restrain the police from inviting and/or arresting him.

Mailafia said it was unfortunate that two security agencies were investigating him at the same time.

“I am being invited by the DSS and the police at the same time. It is an abuse of my rights,” he told the court.

He said he was disgusted for being subjected to criminal investigation in Nigeria for speaking the truth having spent over 20 years teaching abroad with unblemished record.

Mailafia has ever since been on the radar of security operatives after granting that radio interview.

The matter comes up at High Court 4, Jos on Friday for hearing.

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