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Gunmen Attack Boxer After Receiving N10m Cheque from Makinde


The current champion of the World Boxing Federation (WBF) super featherweight champion, Ridwan Oyekola fondly called Scorpion has survived an attempt on his life by some unknown gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of 10 million from the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening.

Narrating his near-death experience after leaving the hospital where he was admitted for treatment since the day of the incidence, Oyekola stated that it was the grace of God that made him escape death with two other occupants in his vehicle on Thursday, 4th of March.

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


“I was shocked and swerved the car to escape them but fell into a ditch. The assailant drove off after noticing that the car had fallen off from the road”, said the boxing champ.

Meanwhile, Oyekola was with another boxer, Habeeb ‘Ige’ Oladeji the national bantamweight title holder and a friend Adesina Sheriff in the vehicle but none of them sustained serious injury except Ridwan who suffered shock, but has been released from the hospital.


His manager and promoter; Sola Ayodele who owns Core Afrique Boxing Promotion (COABOX) has, however, called on government to help in providing adequate security cover for the boxer, saying the assailants might still be on his trail.

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