Some Prominent Nigerians Are After My Life - Obadiah Mailafia Says After Grilling by DSS

Published On: September 15, 2020, 9:52 am
Author: kacy lee
-- (f) at 15-09-2020 09:52AM

(29990 | Addicted Hero)


A Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia has been released after about 4-hour interrogation by the Department of State Services (DSS) in their office in Jos, Plateau State.

The DSS had on Monday invited Mailafia for the third time over his claim that a northern governor is the leader of Boko Haram.

Mailafia, who arrived the Jos office of the DSS around 11 a.m, did not regain his freedom until about 2.50 p.m, when he emerged into the waiting embrace of his sympathisers who had thronged the DSS office.

Speaking with reporters shortly after he was released by the DSS, Mailafia said that he has no evidence to back his allegations that an unnamed Northern governor was a sponsor of Boko Haram bandits killing Nigerians.

Mailafia said the DSS exhibited high sense of professionalism in the way the operatives handled the matter as was not maltreated or intimidated in any guise, but urged them to ensure that this should be the last invitation to him on the issue.

I had a routine appearance with the Department State Security, Plateau State Command. I am very pleased that I was treated very professionally. There was no harassment or intimidation,” he said.

“Over a month ago when I gave a radio interview, based on what I heard. If I had my way there are few things I would say differently, but I spoke on the spur of the moments, and I believed that it was a matter of greater urgency to make a wake-up call to what is happening.

“I didn’t really mean to say that the government was part and parcel of the killings, I implied that they could do better because thousands are dying, innocent women and children, elderly and youths.

“But if I have my way I would have put it I better language, and I have no way of corroborating some of these things, I heard it and I could have follow them into their camps to confirm because I might not come back to tell the story, so that is the reality,”
he said.

On his earlier claim that his life being threatened, he said though he has no evidence, he believes his life is under threat.

I have indicated that I have reason to believe that my life has been in danger. I have no conclusive proof but I get threat, I get calls. Where I was staying, on Thursday, I saw some strange people at the gate trying to break in. I jumped the fence and escaped because I don’t know who they are.”

“What l said has nothing to do with politics, I 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, I am the voice of the holy martyrs, so if l perish, l perish. God help Nigeria.

“I am ready to perish for speaking the mind of millions of Nigerians over the incessant killings of innocent citizens going on currently in the country,”


Mr Mailafia explained that he was told that some prominent Nigerians have hired some assassins to eliminate him.

When asked to name those planning to kill him, he answered in the negative “No, (I don’t have), and even if I do, I don’t think I should tell you.”

When I said I am going to the lion’s den, it is an expression of the respect I have for the authority, and DSS is a symbol of authority, so I did not mean it in a negative way,” DSS said.

Mailafia said the DSS has not manhandled him in the course of interrogation since the beginning of his case. He assured that he will continue to cooperate with the SSS to get to the truth of the matter.

He, however, said he does not know if he can continue to honour future DSS invitations, because his life is in danger travelling on the road.



-- oloche1984 (m) at 15-09-2020 10:27AM
(543 | Upcoming)

The Lord is your strength, what is happening is obvious and glaring for all to see even though they tend to look the other way as though ignorant
Reply
-- Wazubia (m) at 15-09-2020 03:12PM
(6492 | Gistmaniac)

DSS NO GET JOB AT ALL. ANYBODY THAT TALK AGAINST THIS GOVERNMENT,  WILL BE QUESTIONED.
USELESS DSS, USELESS BUHARI, USELESS ALL HIS EXECUTIVE MEMBERS,  phyuk EVERYBODY.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Reply
-- nikiniki (f) at 15-09-2020 07:42PM
(897 | Upcoming)

Be careful and don't twist what you said, what you mean and what you mean to say....we all got the message including the useless government.
Reply

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. How Hoodlums Looted My Home, Stole Foodstuff, Certificates, Passport – Lagos Lawmaker

  2. Video: Dino Melaye Release New Song Says Na Soldiers Kill People For Lekki, Gentleman No Dey

  3. Uche Elendu Sets Up GoFundMe Account For Looted Shop Despite Being Called Out By Doris Ogala

  4. Panic As Gunshots Rock Abuja Market After Policemen Prevent Hoodlums From Looting Warehouse

  5. We Cannot Imagine The Pain - Arsenal FC Lend Voice To The #EndSARS Crisis In Nigeria

  6. Barcelona v Real Madrid : El-Classico La-Liga Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

  7. Arsenal v Leicester City : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats


THIS WEEK
  1. Nigerian Lady, Lucy Found Dead Alongside Her 2 Friends After Coming Back From Protest In Lagos

  2. UPDATE: Bola Tinubu Son, Seyi Tinubu Kidnapped In London

  3. Two Policemen Reportedly Killed As Violence Erupts in Some Parts of Ibadan (Videos)

  4. PHOTO: Inmates Overpowered After Trying To Escape While Hoodlums Invade Ikoyi Prison

  5. BREAKING: Bola Tinubu Set To Leave Nigeria Amidst #ENDSARS Protest In The Country

  6. Bola Tinubu's Son, Seyi Tinubu Confirmed To Have Turned Off #LekkiTollGate Lights

  7. Photos: See The Face Of The Army Commander, Ifo Omata Who Ordered The Killing Of Protesters

  8. Pandemonium In Abule Egba As Politician, Abiodun Bolarinwa Opens Fire On Peaceful Protesters

  9. Exposed: Face Of Man Who Bought Weapons For Thugs To Attack Abuja #EndSars Protesters

  10. RIP Oke: Young Nigerian Killed Few Hours After Tweeting "Nigeria Will Not End Me" #EndSARS


TOP MEMBERS: