Gets Sept 14 date in Jos
BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – The Department of State Services (DSS) may not be in any hurry to stop its current hounding of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor, Obadiah Mailafia.
Latest in what now seems a routine is another invitation for Mailafia to report at the Service Jos Headquarters in Plateau State on Monday, September 14, 2029 at 11.00am.
This new invite is coming on the heels of a law suit instituted by Mailafia at the Jos High Court seeking a restraining order against the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) currently on his trail.
Mailafia stated that his lawyer is on the case which has been scheduled for mention in court today, Friday, September 11, 2020
Full text of the statement released by the Economist and former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections stated thus: “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, 2020 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.
“I spent over 20 years of my working life abroad as a university teacher, banker and international civil servant with unblemished record. I have no criminal record, not even a parking ticket. Sadly, it is in my own fatherland that I’m being subjected to criminal investigation and such extreme political persecution.
“Please, pray for me. I have reasons to believe that my life is in danger and that some powerful political forces want to silence me 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. It is only in our benighted country that a man who speaks from his conscience can be hounded like a common criminal.
“Please, those of you in the Jos area or who can easily travel to Jos, please kindly mobilise and be there en masse to support me on Monday at 11.00am as I go once again into the Lions’ Den. I’m a believer in nonviolence. Please, no-one should throw even a little stone on my behalf.
“Let us become candles of light and peace in this Age of Darkness.
“Thank you so immensely and may God bless you all.”