Sat. Jan 23rd, 2021

DSS invites ex-CBN deputy gov Mailafia for third time

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The Department of State Services has extended the third invitation to
a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah
Mailafia.

Mailafia, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic
Congress, said this during an interview on Friday.

“It is true. I have been invited to their office in Jos. I was asked
to appear at 11 am on Monday,” he said.

Mailafia, who is also being investigated by the Nigeria Police Force,
got into trouble with security agencies for his interview on Nigeria
Info 99.3FM wherein he claimed that a repentant terrorist told him
that a northern governor was a Boko Haram commander.

The former deputy governor of the apex bank had also claimed that
during the lockdown, weapons were distributed to several parts of the
country, adding that terrorists had infiltrated Lagos.

He later withdrew his comment, stating that he got the information
from a third party.

Last month, Mailafia had approached a High Court in Plateau State for
the enforcement of his fundamental rights to personal liberty and fair
hearing in a bid to prevent the police from arresting him.

However, it was learnt that the security agents were being prodded by
the Federal Government to ensure that the economist is arraigned in
court.

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

“This is one of the reasons why I am in court. I am being invited by
the DSS and the police at the same time. It is an abuse of my rights,”
he said.

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