Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia on Friday, said he 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 by 11am.
Mailafia told newsmen on Friday that his life was in danger because certain political forces were bent on silencing him.
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.
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.”
Our correspondent reports that Mailafia was questioned twice by the DSS over a radio interview where he alleged a Northern Governor was Boko Haram commander.
Mailafia said during the lockdown, the insurgents were moving and distributing arms and ammunition across the country.
This is in addition to our battle in court as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court today, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department, 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 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,” he said.