Cross River Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, is dead.
He died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital on Friday morning.
First News learnt that his death came from complications arising from Pneumonia.
Meanwhile, there have been speculations that the police commissioner might have died from COVID-19 related complications.
The body of the deceased is being prepared to be conveyed to his Kwara home state.
Meanwhile, Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has expressed shock over the death of the state commissioner of police, describing his passing as a great loss to the state, country and the police force.
Ayade in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, described the late Jimoh as “a brave and courageous officer who was a central figure in the fight against kidnapping and other crimes in the state.”
Eulogising the fallen commissioner of Police for his commitment and dedication to ensuring safety of lives and property in the state, the governor added, “You were a hero in our relentless quest to ensure peace. Your gallantry and bravey will remain an enduring memory as we mourn your sudden demise.
“You kept us safe and gave us your all. We will forever remember you for your courage and bravery. Nothing will fill the void your passing has created, especially in our fight against criminality.”