Former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Obadiah Mailafiya is dead. Luka Binniyat, spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed Mailafiya’s death after a brief illness in a telephone chat on Sunday.
Binniyat said Mailafiya who took refuge in Markudi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment bythe Department of State Security Services (DSS), fell sick on Saturday and was rushed to an Abuja hospital.
“You know following his harassment bythe 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 death”, Binniyat said.