A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Obadiah Mailafia, has been re-invited by the Department of State Security (DSS) for questioning.
Preparing to honor the invitation on Monday, August 17, 2020, Mr Mailafia told reporters in Jos that: “I don’t know the reason but I am going as a good citizen, as a loyal and obedient citizen of this country, to honour every authority and to listen and to help them in the course of their inquiry,” he said.
Mr Mailafia was questioned by the DSS, barely a week ago, in connection with comments he made about the leadership of Boko Haram and was released after more than six hours of grilling.
After his release, the DSS said Mr Mailafi’s claim that a Governor from the North is the leader of Boko Haram is false; while the National Broadcasting Commission also fined a Lagos-based radio station for airing Mr Mailafia’s comments.
After his initial release, Mr Mailafia said he was privy to very sensitive information and should have taken more care to corroborate some of the information he received.