BY ABISOLA OLUREMI

 

A retired Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile, has died of COVID-19 complications while receiving treatment at the Isolation Centre in Olodo, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Onashile, a resident of Ashiru Estate, Adeoyo Road, died at about 10a.m on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

It was gathered 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.

Onashile was said to be a cousin to Lagos Billionaire, Chief Mike Adenuga.

He was 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 at Secretariat and Total Garden Road in Ibadan.

Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the death of the retired Police Commissioner.

 

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