Rashidi Yekini’s lawyer and neighbours have asked for a probe into the
circumstances of the death of theWorld Cup ex-star. Nigeria’s all-time
leading scorer, Yekini, died Friday and he was buried Saturday in his home town,
Iraa, in Kwara State.
However, Yekini’s lawyer, Jubril Mohammed, as well
as several neighbours of the player’s said that there was more than meets the
eye on the shocking demise of Yekini after he was allegedly taken away from his
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have confirmed beyond any doubt that Yekini was forcefully taken away from his
house, he was hands and legs chained and eventually he died,” said
“He has resisted several attempts to take him away and on one
such occasion in 2010, the police commissioner in Oyo State, Adisa Gbolatan,
warned that no one should try to take him away by force because Yekini goes
beyond a family issue as he is a national hero.
“The commissioner warned
then that should any mental examination of the player be conducted, it has to be
in the presence of the police as well as government
“Government must investigate how Yekini died.”
Mohammed added: “I’m ever willing to cooperate with the authorities to
really know the circumstances that led to his death. At least, I owe Yekini this
because besides being my client, he was my brother and friend.”
and businessman, Kunle Michael, who lives close to the departed Eagles star,
said the player was forcefully taken away on Easter Day, April 8, by persons
very close to him and he never returned home.
“I heard that Yekini died
on Friday and I did not believe it. I told myself it could only be another
Yekini until Saturday morning when I read it the newspapers that I really
believed,” said Michael. “Yekini was a peaceful man in the area, he kept to
himself and would not greet people, we all knew him for that. But on Easter Day,
some persons very close to him came here to force him out of the area without
any reasons. “They forced him with chains on both hands and legs with blood all
over his body.