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Gunmen Attack Ridwan Oyekola After Receiving ₦10 Million Cheque

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According to reports, Oyekola was attacked by gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of N10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening.

Unknown gunmen have attacked the present World Boxing Federation International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, popularly referred to as Scorpion, with the boxer managing a close call .

According to reports, Oyekola was attacked by gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of N10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening

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Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 after which he was decorated because the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion.

Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for creating the state proud together with his victory over Montesino.

Narrating his experience, Oyekola said that it had been the grace of God that made him escape death with two other occupants in his car.

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“As we left the govt secretariat, the venue of cheque presentation, I wanted to drop a lover that accompanied me to the event at Mokola, I just saw a vehicle and it followed us along NTA to Total garden area, and therefore the two men were pointing guns at us to prevent .

“I was shocked and swerved the car to flee them but fell into a ditch. The assailants drove off after noticing that the car had fallen faraway from the road.”

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It was gathered that Oyekola was with another boxer, Habeeb ‘Ige’ Oladeji, the national bantamweight title holder and a lover , Adesina Sheriff, within the vehicle during the attack but none sustained serious injury except Oyekola who suffered a shock.

Confirming the incident, Oyekola’s manager and promoter, Sola Ayodele, called on the govt to supply adequate security for the boxer, saying the assailants might still get on his trail.

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