Police Summon Mailafia Over Criminal Investigation

Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia is to appear at the Force Headquarters of the Nigerian Police, Abuja on Monday for criminal investigation.

Mailafia confirmed this on Friday evening.

Mailafia said, “Yes, the Police were in my house this afternoon. At first, they looked intimidating but they told me they brought a letter. I am being summoned to be at the Force Headquarters on Monday for criminal investigation”.

For the past few weeks, the searchlight of the security operatives has been on the renowned economics following an interview he granted one of the radio FMs in Lagos and alleged that a sitting Governor from the North is a Commander of Boko Haram.

The Police investigation is coming even after the Department of State Security had twice invited and interrogated the former CBN deputy governor on the allegations.

Mailafia, the Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the last general election, said he got the information from repentant former Boko Haram fighters.

The letter was signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin) Umar Sanda, on behalf of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja.

According to the letter of invitation with reference number 3000/X/FHQ/ABJ/VOl.245/8 dated August 20, 2020, the police asked Mailafia to be at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Complex, Garki Area 10, on Monday, August 24, 2020, by 11 am.

Titled, ‘Re: Investigation Activities, Police Investigation’, and marked ‘confidential’, it said, “We wish to inform you that this office is investigating a case in which your name featured prominently.

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“In light of the above, you are invited to in an interview with the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, FCID Abuja, through the undersigned on Monday, August 24, 2020 by 11 am at Room 407, 3rd Floor, FCID Complex, Area 10, Abuja.

“Accept the assurances of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, FCID.”

A Police source who confirmed the invitation said Mailafia is to report to the Force Intelligence Bureau.

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