Just In: Former Deputy Governor Of CBN Dr. Mailafia Passes On As Activist Demands Investigation.

A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has pass on. His death was confirmed by the President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Jonathan Asake. He said Mailafia died in an Abuja hospital on Sunday morning.

Also confirming Mailafia’s death, spokesman of SOKAPU, Mr Luka Binniya, said Mailafia had taken refuge in Markudi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment by the Department of State Security Services (DSS), adding that he fell ill on Saturday in Markurdi and was rushed to an Abuja hospital where he died.

“You know following his harassment by the DSS, he has been taking refuge from place to place.

“The last place he went to take refuge was Markudi. Yesterday (Saturday), he took ill and he was rushed to the hospital that he normally attend in Abuja.

“This morning, he was pronounced death”, Binniyat said.

Born on the 24 December 1956 at Randa village of Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State, Mailafia was a  Nigerian development economist.

He contested the 2019 Nigeria Presidential election on the platform of African Democratic Congress.

Activist and aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan Reno Omokri has demanded for a private investigation. Speaking in a tweet on his social media handle he said, Mailafia’s death was “fishy.”

“Mailafia’s passing is fishy and should be independently investigated,” he tweeted

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