The present World Boxing Federation, WBF, Worldwide Tremendous Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola popularly generally known as Scorpion, has survived an alleged try on his life by unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that the Oyekola was attacked by the gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of 10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde on the state Secretariat on Thursday night, March 4.
Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports activities Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 and he was adorned because the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Worldwide Tremendous Featherweight Champion. Governor Makinde had introduced the test to Oyekola for making the State proud along with his victory over his Argentine counterpart.
Narrating his expertise, Oyekola stated that it was the grace of God that made him escape demise with two different occupants in his automotive.
“As we left the federal government secretariat, the venue of cheque presentation, I needed to drop a buddy that accompanied me to the occasion at Mokola, I simply noticed a car and it accosted us alongside NTA to Complete backyard space, and the 2 males have been pointing weapons at us to cease,” the boxing champ narrated.
“I used to be shocked and swerved the automotive to flee them however fell right into a ditch. The assailants drove off after noticing that the automotive had fallen off from the highway.” he added.
Oyekola was with one other boxer, Habeeb ‘Ige’ Oladeji the nationwide bantamweight title holder and a buddy Adesina Sheriff within the car throughout the assault however none sustained severe harm besides Ridwan who suffered shock.
Confirming the incident, Oyekola’s supervisor and promoter; Sola Ayodele, referred to as on the federal government to offer ample safety for the boxer, saying the assailants would possibly nonetheless be on his path.