By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
A former Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Mr. Yomi Onasile (rtd), has been confirmed dead of complications arising from Covid-19.
WESTERN POST gathered that Onasile died at the Isolation Center at Olodo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, around 10 am on Saturday.
He was said to have been on admission at the Covid-19 Isolation Centre since January 24. He reportedly died while receiving treatment.
It was further gathered that his corpse was still at the Isolation Centre as at the time of filing this report.
Onashile was said to be a cousin to Chief Mike Adenuga, the Chairman of Globacom Telecommunications Network.
The late retired CP Onasile was a trained Biochemist from the University of Ibadan, before joining the Nigeria Police Force.
Onasile had a Masters’s Degree in Forensic and Food Contaminants Analysis from the same institution, with the 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 served as Commissioner of Police in Abia, 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 transition of the retired police commissioner.