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COVID-19; Former Commissioner of Police [CP] dies in Isolation centre

Ex-Police Chief, CP Yomi Onasile (Rtrd) has reportedly died of Covid-19 complications at Olodo Isolation Center, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The late retired Commissioners of Police who gave up the ghost around 10am on Saturday, 30th January 2021 had been on
admission at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre since January 24, and had died while
receiving treatment.

Crime Channel gathered that Onashile was a cousin to Chief Mike Adenuga, the Chairman of Globacom telecommunications network.

Before joining the Nigeria Police force, the late retired CP. Onasile until his departure was a trained Biochemist from the University of Ibadan with a Master’s Degree in Forensic and Food Contaminants Analysis from the same institution, with credit of being an expert in police fingerprinting.


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 also 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 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.

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