After 3 hours interrogation, DSS releases Mailafia

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Dr Obadiah Mailafia.
Dr Obadiah Mailafia.

The embattled former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on Monday afternoon was released, after undergoing over three hours interrogation at DSS headquarters in Jos, Plateau state.

Mailafia, who honoured the DSS invitation for the third time in one month, was allowed to go home at about 2:50 pm, with cheers from his supporters.

After his release, Mailafia, who spoke to reporters, commended the DSS for their professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

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According to him, the DSS exhibited a high sense of professionalism in the way they handled the matter.

Mailafia urged them to ensure that this should be the last invitation, saying; “l was not, maltreated, harassed or intimated in any guise.

Mailafia explained: “what l said has nothing to with politics, l only spoke as a free citizen of this country and as such, l am the voice of the thousands of the voiceless of the citizens of this country.

Mailafia further explained saying; “Muslims and Christian youths have taken and accepted me as their voice, so, l am the voice of the holy martyrs, so if l parish, l parish. God help Nigeria”, he maintained.

However, the Counsel to Mailafia, Barrister Yakubu Bawa said, although, as a legal, we have examined the case, there is no doubt that the constant invitation by DSS of Dr Mailafia made him pass through psychological trauma and l hope this should be the last invitation.

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