Connect with us

News

Obadiah Mailafia Shuns Police Invitation Over Boko Haram Comments, Secures Court Injunction

Published

on

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on Monday failed to honour the invitation by the police in Abuja.

Obadiah Mailafia Shuns Police Invitation Over Boko Haram Comments, Secures Court Injunction 3

Obadiah Mailafia also approached a high court in Plateau State for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to personal liberty and fair hearing.

KanyiDaily recalls that the police had last week invited Mailafia to appear at the Force Headquarters in Abuja for “criminal investigation” on Monday.

Before the invitation, Mailafia had been grilled and released twice by the Department of State Services (DSS) over the comments he made during a radio programme alleging that a serving northern governor was the commander of Boko Haram.

Speaking during a press conference on Monday in Jos, Mailafia’s legal team faulted the police invitation which he described as an intimidation, harassment, persecution, and witch hunt.

READ:  Baby Stolen In Church!

The legal team said a suit had been filed challenging the letter of invitation. He is also asking the court to make a judicial pronouncement on the letter.

“The service of the letter of invitation on Dr Mailafia by the Nigeria Police Force through the office of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police Force Criminal Investigation Department is strange and alien to our extant laws and procedure.

“It is critically imperative to state that the case the Nigeria Police Force is an investigation where the name of Dr Obadiah Mailafia purportedly featured prominently can not be unconnected and unrelated with the case the DSS is investigating against him which borders on internal security

“It is sacrosanct to note also that the DSS is the only statutory body empowered by law to investigate alleged crime against internal security, not the Nigeria Police Force.

READ:  Goodluck Jonathan beats Buhari in all Cross River State LGAs

“Section 3 (a) of the security agency act eloquently stipulates this position and in consonance with the said provision, the DSS had assumed investigation into the matter.

“We have carefully analysed the letter of invitation served on Dr Mailafia, as well as the intention of the Nigerian Police Force as clearly stated in the said letter of invitation and upon which we immediately approached the high court of justice in Plateau State and filed an action for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to personal liberty and fair hearing as enshrined in our constitution.

“We have served the Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, FCID, and the signatory of the said letter of invitation, one DCP Omar Mamman Sanda, by substituted means through the Commissioner of Police Plateau State command having obtained a court order to do so.

“We are praying the court to make a judicial pronouncement on the letter of invitation served on Dr Obadiah Mailafia; we are equally subjecting the invitation made by the office of the DIG, FCID, to Mailafia to appear for an interview on Monday under judical scrutiny.

READ:  Sowore's Associate Accuses Him Of Pocketing Her #EndSARS Grant While She Was In Prison

“We strongly believe that it is significant to hear the decision of the court on these germane issues, and it is necessary also for the office of the DIG Force CID to wait for the judicial verdict in order to know whether it is appropriate and in tandem with our extant laws for the Nigeria Police Force to invite Dr Mailafia in the midst of an ongoing investigation by the DSS on a matter that is related to internal security.”

The counsel called on the police to desist from taking any action that was unlawful until the court made a pronouncement on the matter.

KanyiDaily recalls that during an interview, Mailafia said that a top repentant terrorists told him that a serving northern governor was the Boko Haram leader.

READ:  US-Based Nigerian Doctor Kills Wife, Attempts To Strangle His Two Sons Before Committing Suicide

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

Man And His Relative Kidnapped While Travelling To Village For His Father’s Burial In Cross River Man And His Relative Kidnapped While Travelling To Village For His Father’s Burial In Cross River
Metro3 mins ago

Man And His Relative Kidnapped While Travelling To Village For His Father’s Burial In Cross River

A man identified as Kenneth Abang has been kidnapped while travelling to his father’s burial in Boki Local Govt Area...

Harrysong Show Off His Daughters [Video] Harrysong Show Off His Daughters [Video]
Entertainment1 hour ago

Harrysong Show Off His Daughters [Video]

Nigerian singer, Harrysong has taken to social media to share an adorable video of his two daughters. In the video...

Nasiru Mohammed, an Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) collaborator, has been arrested by the Nigerian Security Intelligence while welcoming new recruits in Kaduna State. Nasiru Mohammed, an Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) collaborator, has been arrested by the Nigerian Security Intelligence while welcoming new recruits in Kaduna State.
News2 hours ago

Terrorist group ISWAP distributes old Naira notes to travelers to beat naira swap deadline

Members of the terrorist group Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) were reportedly seen distributing wads of old naira...

Kano Residents Barricade Roads, Stone Buhari’s Convoy, Helicopter During His Visit [Video] Kano Residents Barricade Roads, Stone Buhari’s Convoy, Helicopter During His Visit [Video]
News2 hours ago

Kano Residents Barricade Roads, Stone Buhari’s Convoy, Helicopter During His Visit [Video]

President Muhammadu Buhari has been attacked by angry youths who hauled stones at his convoy during an official visit to Kano...

“I Don’t Mind Cheating” - Ric Hassani Speaks On His Relationship With Waje [Video] “I Don’t Mind Cheating” - Ric Hassani Speaks On His Relationship With Waje [Video]
Entertainment3 hours ago

“I Don’t Mind Cheating” – Ric Hassani Speaks On His Relationship With Waje [Video]

Nigerian artist, Ric Hassani has opened up about his relationship with fellow singer, Waje, saying he doesn’t mind if his...

Google launches first dedicated Startups Accelerator for women founders in Africa 4 Google launches first dedicated Startups Accelerator for women founders in Africa 5
Business3 hours ago

Google launches first dedicated Startups Accelerator for women founders in Africa

Google today announced that applications are now open for the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Program. The...

Sεx Worker ‘Commits Suicide’ In Onitsha Hotel Because Her Boyfriend Married Another Woman Sεx Worker ‘Commits Suicide’ In Onitsha Hotel Because Her Boyfriend Married Another Woman
Metro3 hours ago

Sεx Worker Commits Suicide In Onitsha Hotel Because Her Boyfriend Married Another Woman

A suspected commercial sex worker, simply identified as Chisom, has been found dead in a brothel along the old market...

Seyi Vibez Samples Islamic Recitation In New Snippet [Video] Seyi Vibez Samples Islamic Recitation In New Snippet [Video]
Celebrities4 hours ago

Seyi Vibez Samples Islamic Recitation In New Snippet [Video]

Street Pop Artiste, Seyi Vibez has made it known that he is never stopping, as he shares a snippet for...

Lagos State Police Arrests Two Men With Vandalized Rail Tracks 6 Lagos State Police Arrests Two Men With Vandalized Rail Tracks 7
Metro15 hours ago

Lagos State Police Arrests Two Men With Vandalized Rail Tracks

The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two men conveying vandalized railway tracks. Two Men Arrested By Lagos...

BBNaija's Ka3na Fakes Pregnancy In Order to Promote New Business BBNaija's Ka3na Fakes Pregnancy In Order to Promote New Business
Business16 hours ago

BBNaija’s Ka3na Fakes Pregnancy In Order to Promote New Business

Former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Ka3na has been receiving a lot of criticism from social media users for pulling a...

close