“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,” Dr. Obadiah Mailafia raised the alarm.
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mailafia in a statement on Friday after he was invited for another round of interrogation by the Department of State Services, alleged that some powerful political forces are after his life.
He alleged that the politicians who are bent on killing him do not want him to say the truth, calling on Nigerians to pray for him.
Recall that the DSS had already invited Obadiah for questioning two times before over his comments during a radio interview on Nigeria Info a few months ago where he alleged that the leader of the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, is a Northern governor.
He said, “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 11:00 a.m. 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.
Mailafia, however, declared that he believes in non-violence and will continue to speak for innocent Nigerians who are daily been killed by criminals.
“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,” he lamented.