COVID-19: Retired CP, Onashile, dies in Ibadan Isolation Centre


Wale Oyewale

A retired Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile, has been reported dead.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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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.