Unknown gunmen procure attacked the present World Boxing Federation Worldwide Enormous Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, popularly identified as Scorpion, with the boxer managing a slim atomize out.
In step with experiences, Oyekola used to be attacked by gunmen rapidly after receiving a cheque of N10 million from the Oyo deliver governor, Seyi Makinde at the deliver Secretariat on Thursday evening.
Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports actions Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 after which he used to be adorned as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Worldwide Enormous Featherweight Champion.
Governor Makinde had supplied the take a look at to Oyekola for making the deliver proud with his victory over Montesino.
Narrating his trip, Oyekola said that it used to be the grace of God that made him atomize out loss of life with two diverse occupants in his vehicle.
“As we left the manager secretariat, the venue of cheque presentation, I wished to topple a chum that accompanied me to the tournament at Mokola, I honest noticed a automobile and it adopted us alongside NTA to Total garden condo, and the two males had been pointing guns at us to quit.
“I used to be alarmed and swerved the vehicle to flee them however fell into a ditch. The assailants drove off after noticing that the vehicle had fallen off from the road.”
It used to be gathered that Oyekola used to be with every other boxer, Habeeb ‘Ige’ Oladeji, the national bantamweight title holder and a chum, Adesina Sheriff, within the auto one day of the attack however none sustained serious atomize except Oyekola who suffered a shock.
Confirming the incident, Oyekola’s supervisor and promoter, Sola Ayodele, known as on the manager to offer passable security for the boxer, saying the assailants might perhaps tranquil be on his path.