A retired Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile, has died of COVID-19 complications while receiving treatment at Isolation Centre at Olodo, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Onashile, a resident of Ashiru Estate, Adeoyo Road, died at about 10a.m., on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
Reporters At Large learnt that the retired Commissioner of Police had been on admission at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre since January 24, and had died while receiving treatment.
It was further learnt that his corpse was still at the Isolation Centre as at the time of writing this report.
Onashile was said to be a cousin to Chief Mike Adenuga, the Chairman of Globacom telecommunications network.
In an interview conducted on July 31, 2017, multidesk.wordpress.com described the deceased, in its synopsis, as a trained Biochemist from the University of Ibadan, before joining the Nigeria Police Force.
He had his Master’s Degree in Forensic and Food Contaminants Analysis from the same institution.
He was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the Drug Program of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and also a seasoned and highly experienced man, having trained and worked with the New York Police Department and the Israeli Police Crime Laboratory in Jerusalem.
He served as Commissioner of Police in Abia and Oyo, Ekiti and Lagos states, before his retirement, and had a number of books and monographs to his name.
He had the credit of being an expert in police fingerprinting.
He was the owner of a relaxation center for elderly men and women, called Senior Citizens Club, situated along Secretariat and Total Garden Road in Ibadan.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the story of the retired police commissioner’s death.
Meanwhile, Nigeria on Saturday recorded 1883 new cases of COVID-19. This was announced on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Twitter page on Saturday night.
It confirmed that Nigeria now has 130,557 cases of the infection and the country had recorded a total of 1579 coronavirus-related deaths so far.