Pray for me, powerful forces want to silence me, Mailafia cries out
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on Friday said some ‘powerful politicians’ want to silence him forever for speaking the truth.
Mailafia was interrogated by the Department of State Services, and invited by the police, after alleging that a serving Northern governor was a commander of the Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement on Friday, Mailafia urged Nigerians to pray for him.
According to him, he has again been summoned by the DSS.
Mailafia’s statement read, “Dear comrades, beloved brethren, I have once again (for the 3rd time) been ordered to appear before the DSS at their Jos headquarters this Monday 14th September at 11:00am.
“This is in addition to our battle in court as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court today, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department, 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.
“I’m a believer in nonviolence. Please, no-one should throw even a little stone on my behalf.”