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Deji Adeyanju demands investigation into Mailafia’s sudden death



Obadiah Mailafia

Comrade Deji Adeyanju has demanded that a thorough investigation be carried ou to determine the actual cause of the death of former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Dr Obadiah Mailafia.

Adeyanju demanded this in a statement he signed through the rights group, Concerned Nigerians, CN on Sunday.

According to the human rights activist, the investigation was imperative at this time because the Buhari-administration has been known to silence those who speak against it’s activities.

The statement reads in part, “We call on the Nigerian authorities to ensure that no foul play was involved in the death of Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.


“The Nigerian Civic space is very hostile and dissidents are constantly being targeted by those in government.

“Finally, we call on the authorities to launch an inquest into the death of Dr. Obadiah and we pray almighty God to grant late Human rights activist, eternal repose.”

Deji Adeyanju, Convener, Concerned Nigerians

Dr Obadiah Mailafia who died at the age of 64 on Sunday morning, was a development economist, former deputy governor of Nigeria’s apex bank and rights activist that advocated freedom and human rights for ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

He died after a brief illness in Abuja.

Meanwhile, a press statement by the Middle Belt Forum, MBF obtained by Vanguard on Sunday, gave an account of how Mailafia lost a battle to a yet-to-be-disclosed ailment early hours of Sunday at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja.


According to the Forum, in the statement issued by National Publicity Secretary, MBF, Dr Isuwa Dogo, alleged conspiracy, lackadaisical attitudes of medical personnel as responsible for the untimely death of the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the 2019 general elections.

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