The former CBN deputy bank governor, Dr Obadiah Mailafia has cried out to the public alleging threat to his life and, seeking public solidarity as the Department of State Security Services, DSS invites him for the 3rd time since he made a revelation that herdsmen and bandits are heading to southern Nigeria.
In a statement made available to Njenje Media News, which states that he has been invited to appear before the DSS on Monday the 14th of September, 2020, 11:00 am.
The message reads; “dear Comrades, Beloved Brethren, 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 today Friday the 11th, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who are also pursuing me”.
Dr Obadiah, a development economist and an international polymath who was the deputy CBN governor under Emir Lamido Sanusi also explained that he has “spent over 20 years of his working life abroad as a university teacher, banker and international civil servant with unblemished record, with no criminal record — not even a parking ticket”. He wondered why “his own fatherland is subjecting him to criminal investigation with extreme political persecution”.
Obadiah Mailafia urged all people of good will to pray for him noting that he has every “reasons to believe that his life is in danger, and that some powerful political forces want to silence him forever, for speaking the truth”. “For speaking on behalf of the holy martyrs — of thousands of innocent children, women, elderly and youths that have been killed in our beloved country”.
He however noted with sadness that it is “only in our benighted country that a man who speaks from his conscience can be hounded like a common criminal”.
Dr Obadiah Mailafia went further to ask all Nigerians especially those in the Jos area or who can easily travel to Jos, to please kindly mobilise and be there en masse to support him on Monday at 11.00 am.
He concludes by maintaining that “as he goes once again into the Lions’ Den; and as a believer in nonviolence, he pleads that, no-one should throw even a little stone on his behalf”. “Let us become candles of light and peace in this Age of Darkness”.