The Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress
and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,
Dr Obadiah Mailafiya, on Monday, again honoured the
invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Mailafiya said if because he spoke about the plight of innocent
citizens, he will perish, so be it.
He said “I’m the voice of the holy martyrs, and if I perish, I
OMSNWES recalls that it is the third time that the DSS is
inviting Mr. Mailafiya over comments he made on radio,
concerning Boko Haram.
Mailafiya had alleged that a repentant bandit told him that a
serving northern governor was a commander of the terrorist
Speaking to journalists before he entered the DSS headquarters
in Jos, Mailafiya who arrived at 11:09 hours, said, “I’m the
voice of millions of voiceless people.
“Both Muslim and Christian youths have taken me as their
“Thousands of people have been killed in this country; in
Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Birnin Gwari,
Southern Kaduna, Benue, Plateau and other parts of the
country”, he decried.
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He maintained that, “I’m the voice of the holy martyrs and if I
perish, I perish”.
OMSNEWS also recalls that the State High Court sitting in
Jos, had last Friday fixed the 29th of September, 2020, for
ruling on the application filed by Mailafiya.
The former CBN Deputy Governor is challenging an invitation
served on him by the office of the DIG Force Criminal
Investigation Department, Abuja.
Mailafiya is asking the Court to declare that the Department of
State Security Services (DSS) is the only statutory body
empowered by law to deal with crime against Internal Security