It is no longer news that Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has passed on at the age of 64. Until his death, he was a social critic beloved by many Nigerians.
In this report, Legit.ng brings to you some things you need to know about the departed man.
1. He was a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
2. He was the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election.
3. Mailafia was born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga local government area of Kaduna state.
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4. He graduated top of his class at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978 with a B.Sc. honours Social Sciences degree (Politics, Economics, and Sociology).
5. He also has an M.Sc. from the same institution.
6. He went to the United Kingdom as a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholar at Oriel College, earning a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1995.
7. He joined partisan politics in 2018 amid the rising killings in Southern Kaduna.
8. He once alleged that a northern governor was a Boko Haram commander.
9. Following his statement on Boko Haram, he was invited by the DSS
10. He later recanted his statement.
Former presidential candidate speaks against possible arrest of Sunday Igboho
Recall that Obadiah Mailafia warned against any possible arrest of Sunday Adeyemi, also known as Igboho. The politician disclosed this on Wednesday, March 24, that it would be unwise for security agents to arrest the activist.
He argued that Igboho is fighting for his people and should be left alone.
“Let me make this point clear. Under our constitution, under our laws and by the precepts of international laws, global ethics, natural justice and equity, the people who are about to die have a right to defend themselves, so they (security agencies) will be wise not to go after Igboho.''
Details of how Mailafia died, possible causes of death released as group raises suspicion
Also, Legit.ng reported that the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) on Sunday, September 19, released its version of how former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia died.
Through its national publicity secretary, Dr Isuwa Dogo, the MBF made some clarifications on moments that led to Mailafia's death at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja.