BREAKING: Police invite Mailafiya over Boko Haram comment

The Nigeria Police Force has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya, over a recent comment he made during an interview on a Lagos radio station.

Recall that Mailafiya, the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election claimed that an unidentified northern governor was the leader and commander of Boko Haram terrorist sect.

This claim prompted the Department of State Services, DSS, to invite Mailafiya to its Jos office on two occasions and has begun a probe into his allegation.

But in an invitation letter addressed to Mailafia dated August 20, 2020, the Police asked the politician to report to its Abuja office of the Force Criminal Investigation Department Complex, on Monday, August 24, 2020 by 11am.

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 refused to state the reasomn for the invitation.

The letter titled, ‘Re: Investigation Activities, Police Investigation’, was marked ‘confidential’.

The letter stated that we “wish to inform you that this office is investigating a case in which your name featured prominently.

“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 11am at Room 407, 3rd Floor, FCID Complex, Area 10, Abuja.

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

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