Buhari critic, Obadiah Mailafiya dies at 64

By our reporter/ Obadiah Mailafiya, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has died, aged 64.

He died at the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.

Luka Binniyat, spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), who confirmed Mailafiya’s death on Sunday, said Mailafiya fell sick on Saturday in Markudi, the Benue state capital, was rushed to an Abuja hospital where he unfortunately passed on.

Binniyat said, “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”.

Malaifiya, a strong critic of the Buhari was having a running battle with the Department of State Services before his death.

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