For the third time in less than two months, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has been invited by the Department of State Security (DSS).
He is to visit their Jos, Plateau State office on Monday, September 14 at 11am.
Mailafia whose interview with a radio station led to his first invitation and a fine of N5 million slammed on the radio station, had alleged that a governor from the north was a commander of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
He has recently raised the alarm that his life was no longer safe because some forces were bent on silencing him.
According to him: “I have once again (for the third 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 on Friday September 11, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who are also pursuing me.”
He alleged that he was being subjected to criminal investigation despite the fact that he taught abroad for almost two decades without any blemish. He said, “I spent over 20 years of my working life abroad as a university teacher, banker and international civil servant with 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.”
Mailafia was invited twice to DSS and released unconditionally, after which the criminal investigation unit of the Police asked him to appear for criminal investigation.