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DSS invites Mailafia again

..... says life under threat

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A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has gotten a third invitation from the Department of State Security (DSS) in less than two months.

 

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He was asked to appear on Monday, September 14 by 11am.

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In a chat with The Nation, Mailafia said his life was in danger because certain political forces were bent on silencing him.

 

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He had been questioned by the DSS over a radio interview where he alleged a Northern Governor was Boko Haram commander.

 

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According to him: “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.

 

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“This is in addition to our battle in court, as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court on Friday September 11, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who are also pursuing me.”

 

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

 

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“I spent over 20 years of my working life abroad as a university teacher, banker and international civil servant with unblemished record.

 

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“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.

 

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“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.

 

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“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.”

 

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TheNewsGuru recalls that Mailafia has been on the watch  of security operatives after granting a radio interview where he alleged a Northern Governor is a commander of Boko Haram terrorists.

 

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He was invited twice to DSS and released unconditionally.

 

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Thereafter, the criminal investigation unit of the Police asked him to appear for criminal investigation.

 

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