Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is dead.
The 64-year-old development economist died at the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.
Luka Binniyat, the spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed Mailafia’s death in a telephone chat on Sunday.
Mailafia became very famous in the country after he granted an interview where he said he was informed that a governor was the commander of Boko Haram.
He was at one time invited by the DSS to explain some of his on-air comments about deliberate violence across the country.
Binniyat said Mailafia, 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.
“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.