A police Commissioner in Cross River State, Mr Abdulkadir Lanre Jimoh, has been reported died few hours to his receiving an award of excellence.
He was 56 years old.
Jimoh who hails from Ilorin, Kwara State died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH today, Friday, December 18, 2020, of suspected COVID-19 complications.
Doctors however said he died of pneumonia.
According to reports, he was scheduled to receive an award of excellence today, to which he had invited newsmen.
Jimoh’s kinsmen in Ilorin have confirmed the death.
“What a Tragedy, we lost an illustrious son in Ilorin Emirate CP Abdulkadir Lanre Jimoh”, wrote Mohammed Abdulganiyu Bolaji, a lecturer at Kwara state School of Health Technology.
“May Almighty Allah bless him, forgive him of all his misdeeds and grant him Aljanat Fridaus amin”, Bolaji added.
Force Headquarters was yet to comment on the death but sources said that as a Muslim, Jimoh may be buried in Ilorin today.