A High Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital yesterday, dismissed the application seeking to stop the Nigeria Police Force from investigating the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.
Our correspondent reports that Mailafia had approached a High Court of Justice in Plateau State for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to personal liberty and fair hearing.
This is coming after the police sent him an invitation which may not be unconnected with his previous appearance before the Department of State Services (DSS) over his comments on the security situation in the country, where he said that a repentant Boko Haram member told him that a northern governor is a commander of the sect while featuring on a radio programme.
The former CBN deputy governor’s legal team had asked the court to make a judicial pronouncement on the matter.
They described the invitation as an intimidation, harassment, persecution and witch hunting of their client.
Justice Arum Ashom, who gave the judgement in Jos, dismissed DrMailafia’s application for lacking in merit, adding that the Police also have the right to investigate. Mailafia even though the DSS is doing same.