DSS issues fresh invitation to ex-CBN deputy boss Mailafiya

DSS issues fresh invitation to ex-CBN deputy boss Mailafiya

- Obadiah Mailafiya is to face another round of questioning from the DSS

- The former CBN deputy governor has been invited again by the security agency

- Mailafiya had claimed a northern governor is a top sponsor and leader of the Boko Haram group

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There are indications that the Department of State Security (DSS) is not through with a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Obadiah Mailafiya.

After a recent interrogation by operatives of the DSS, Mailafiya has been issued another invitation for more questioning, The Nation reports.

The former CBN deputy governor, according to his lawyer, Barrister Bawa Ba, is expected to be at the DSS office Jos, Plateau state capital on Monday, August 17.

DSS issues fresh invitation to ex-CBN deputy boss Mailafiya

Obadiah Mailafiya, former CNB deputy governor (Source: UGC)
Source: UGC

Speaking on the development, Barrister Ba informed journalists that the invitation “was a buildup to the previous one, it is a process with security agents. It is normal for further discussion.”

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The former CBN deputy governor had on Monday, August 10, during a programme on a radio station based in Lagos alleged that the commander of Boko Haram is a governor of one of the Northern states. According to him, the group plans to instigate a civil war in the country in 2022.

Following the allegation, the DSS in Plateau state on Wednesday, August 13, grilled him for hours after which he was allowed to go home.

Mailafiya, later explained the source of his information. According to a report by Daily Trust, he said that he got his information from traders he met in a local market.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the DSS had invited a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, for questioning.

Legit.ng gathered that the secret police invited Na’Abba four days after he made critical comments about the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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During a television broadcast, Na’Abba, who is a co-chairman of the newly formed National Consultative Front (NCFront), said Nigeria was a failed state.

He listed unemployment, insecurity, economic hardship as some of the factors that have shown that this government “is incompetent.”

In a statement on Saturday, August 15, Yunusa Tanko, a spokesman of the NCFront, said Na’Abba would appear at the DSS headquarters on Monday, August 17.

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