17 August 2020 by Bilkisu Kambai
The Department of State Security Service, DSS has released the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Obadiah Mailafiya after spending about 40 minutes in its facility.
The former Deputy Governor of CBN was earlier invited, squeezed and released last week Wednesday over comments he made on a radio programme, alleging that a serving Governor in one of the States in the North was a Commander of Boko Haram.
The fresh invitation came at the weekend and he arrived the DSS office at about 12.06pm in company of his wife, Margaret, his lawyer, Yakubu Bawa and other supporters.
Speaking with some journalists on arrival, Mailafiya said, the invitation came during the weekend and he honored it without knowing the reason for the invitation but as a good ,loyal and obedient citizen of the country he responded to help in the course of their enquiry.
Coming out of the DSS office at about 12.59pm, his lawyer, Yakubu Bawa who is the Plateau State Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, explained
that Mailafiya was treated with decorum, honour and respect.
‘There was no iota of molestation or intimidation of any kind.’
Also speaking, Mailafiya who decried the spate of insecurity said he came again based on the invitation issued to him to have an interface with the Director and other officials of the DSS.
He said the meeting was quite fruitful and there was no course whatsoever to be worried in respect of the invitation.
He called on everyone in the country to live as one and also support government in the fight against insecurity .