COVID-19 Kills Retired CP Onashile

COVID-19 Has Killed Retired CP Onashile In Ibadan Isolation Centre


NewsOnline Nigeria reports that a retired Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile, has been reported dead.


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It was gathered that the retired CP died of complications arising from COVID-19 while receiving treatment at the Olodo Isolation Centre Ibadan, Oyo State.


He was said to have been on admission at the centre since January 24.


A resident of Ashiru Estate, Adeoyo Road, Onashile reportedly died at about 10am on Saturday.


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Onashile, a cousin to the Chairman of Globacom Telecommunications Network, Chief Mike Adenuga, trained as a 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 Programme of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and also a highly experienced professional with working experience with the New York Police Department and the Israeli Police Crime Laboratory in Jerusalem.


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He served as Commissioner of Police in Abia, Oyo, Ekiti, and Lagos States before his retirement, and authored a number of books and monographs.


Following his retirement, Onashile set up a relaxation center for the elderly called Senior Citizens Club, situated along the Secretariat and Total Garden Road in Ibadan.