Court dismisses Mailafia's application to stop police invitation

Court dismisses Mailafia's application to stop police invitation

- Obadiah Mailafia has failed in his bid to stop the police from inviting him for questioning

- Recall that the former CBN deputy governor approached the court to restrain the police from inviting him for questioning

- The Jos high court, however, dismissed the case on Tuesday

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A high court in Jos, Plateau state, has on Tuesday, September 29, dismissed an application filed by Dr Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), against the Nigeria police, The Nation reported.

The former CBN deputy governor had asked the court to stop the police from inviting or investigating him.

The police had invited Mailafia for questioning in Abuja in August, adding that the invitation was based on a case under investigation in which the former CBN deputy governor's name featured prominently.

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Court dismisses Mailafia's application to stop police invitation

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Mailafia declined the invitation and approached a Jos high court seeking to restrain the police.

Legit.ng recalls that the Department of State Services (DSS) had earlier invited Mailafia twice over his claim that a northern governor was a commander of the Boko Haram insurgents.

After the DSS invite, Mailafia explained the source of his information regarding the alleged commander of Boko Haram.

He said on Thursday, August 13, that he got his information from traders he met at a local market.

Mailafia claimed he got the information via his interaction with some Fulani traders he met in his village market.

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In another report, Mailafia has resigned his appointment from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS).

The former CBN deputy governor was an instructor at NIPSS, Nigeria’s flagship policy formation centre for civil servants, private sector leaders, located at Kuru, the Plateau State capital.

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While giving his reasons for the resignation, Mailafia said he disengaged his services from the institution on his own and in protest for the killings in Southern Kaduna.

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