Former Oyo Police Boss Dies In Ibadan Isolation Centre

A retired Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile, has died of COVID-19 complications while receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease 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.

It was gathered that the retired Commissioner of Police had been on admission at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre since January 24, and 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.

He was trained as a Biochemist at the prestigious 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.

Onashile was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the Drug Program of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, was also a seasoned professional and highly experienced man, having trained and worked with the New York Police Department, NYPD, United States of America 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.

Onashile 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.

When contacted, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the story of the retired police commissioner’s death.

Abisola Oluremi

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