- The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital has declared that it was not responsible for the death of Dr Obadiah Mailafia
- Recall that the Middle Belt Forum and some other organisations had alleged foul play in the former banker's death
- In reaction, the hospital claimed the former presidential candidate was in a bad condition before he was admitted
Recall that the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)'s death triggered diverse reactions from Nigerians.
In fact, the Middle Belt Forum alleged foul play in the death of the social critic and a former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 general elections, Punch Newspaper reports.
Reacting to the allegation, acting public relations officer of UATH, Michael Atiga, said:
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”The patient came in on Saturday, September 18, 2021, around 2 pm to 3pm in the afternoon. He was well received because the doctors even have a pre-information that he was coming. So, he was well received. And considering the nature of his illness because from what I gathered from the doctor, as he was rushed to this place, his oxygen saturation was like 60 percent. So, there was a problem already. He was in a bad condition so they had to commence treatment immediately."
Group shares details of how Mailafia died
Also, Legit.ng reported that the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) on Sunday, September 19, released its version of how the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, 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.
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.