BREAKING: Obadiah Mailafia, ex-deputy governor of CBN, is dead


Obadiah Mailafiya, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is dead.

The 64-year-old ex-CBN deputy governor died at the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.Luka Binniyat, spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed Mailafiya’s death in a telephone chat on Sunday.Binniyat said Mailafiya who took refuge in Markudi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment by the Department of State Security Services (DSS), fell sick on Saturday and was rushed to an Abuja hospital.

“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 is Markudi. Yesterday (Saturday), he took ill and he was rushed to the hospital that he normally attend in Abuja.“This morning, he was pronounced dead”, Binniyat said.


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