Former Commissioner of Police, Yomi Onashile, has reportedly died of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Olodo Isolation Centre Ibadan, Oyo State.
Naija News reports that the retired Police Commissioner has been receiving treatment at the Isolation Centre since January 24, 2021, before his death.
It was gathered that Onashile reportedly died at about 10 am 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.
The former CP 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.
Following his retirement, Onashile set up a relaxation centre for the elderly called Senior Citizens Club, situated along the Secretariat and Total Garden Road in Ibadan.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 130,557 which includes 103,712 discharged cases and 1,578 deaths.