- The former deputy governor of CBN, Obadiah Mailafia, has been released by the DSS
- Mailafia has honoured invitation by the DSS for the third time in one month
- The ex-deputy governor of CBN, however, warned against further invitation by the security agency
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Hours after being grilled by the headquarters of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), the embattled former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, has been released.
The National reports that he was released on the afternoon of Monday, September 14, after undergoing thorough interrogation at the DSS office in Jos, the capital of Plateau state.
Legit.ng gathered that after honouring the DSS invitation for the third time in one month, Mailafia was allowed to go home at about 2: 50 pm, with cheers from his supporters.
Speaking after his release, Mailafia, who spoke to newsmen, commended the DSS for their professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
He said the DSS exhibited high sense of professionalism in the way they handled the matter.
Mailafia urged them to ensure that this should be the last invitation, adding that, "l was not, maltreated, harassed or intimated in any guise."
"What l said has nothing to with politics, l only spoke as a free citizen of this country and as such, l am the voice of the thousands of the voiceless of the citizens of this country.
"Muslims and Christian youths have taken and accepted me as their voice, so, l am the voice of the holy martyrs, so if l parish, l parish. God help Nigeria," he said.
Yakubu Bawa, the counsel to Mailafia, however, said that although, as a legal practitioner, he has examined the case, adding that there is no doubt that the constant invitation by DSS of his client made him pass through psychological trauma.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Mailafia arrived at the DSS headquarters on Monday morning, September 14, around 11 am.
He told reporters at the premises of the DSS that he doesn’t know why he was being invited for another round of questioning.
He said he was ready to perish for speaking out about the killings of innocent Nigerians across the country.
In another report, a group, Human Right Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), called on the Nigeria Police Force to desist from what it described as unnecessary harassment of Mailafia.
HURIWA asked the Inspector General of Police and other relevant security agencies to act on the information revealed by Mailafia during an interview he granted a radio station earlier this month.
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