- Rashidi Yekini died exactly eight years ago in Ibadan, Oyo state, on this day
- Yekini's lawyer Jibril Olanrewaju claimed his client was murdered
- Olanrewaju added that Yekini's mother was among those who abducted him
Lawyer Jibril Mohammed Olanrenwaju who represented late Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini has accused the mother of the deceased for masterminding his abduction which led to his death.
The untimely death of Rashidi Yekini still remains a nightmare for all football fraternities in the the world considering how the goal king died.
After retiring from football, Rashidi Yekini was living alone in his mansion in Ibadan, Oyo state in which he isolated himself from all family members.
Many of his family members in his town Irra in Kwara state had the thoughts that the late Super Eagles star was insane with claims that he used to burn money and his properties.
While speaking with Legit.ng exclusively, lawyer Jibril Olanrewaju stated that his former client and friend was not insane stressing that his mother and other siblings ganged up to kidnap him.
''Yekini consistently told his mother that there was nothing wrong with him, but the woman chose to do what she wanted with two of the deceased's younger ones who are both dead now also.
''Before they eventually succeeded in abducting Rashidi Yekini, they had tried three times in which my client called me immediately and I took police there to save him.
''They later found their ways to take Yekini to an unknown place with his mother the head of the people who forcefully abducted him.
''I'm challenged about Yekini's death because I believe strongly that he was murdered by those marabout the family engaged to abduct him with the help of his mother,'' Jibril explained exclusively to Legit.ng.
The Ibadan based lawyer also revealed that Rashidi Yekini married four wives when he was alive and he is survived by only two daughters.
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''Rashidi Yekini is survived by only two daughters namely Yemisi and Yemi and may the soul of my dear friend rest in peace,''.
While rounding up, Jibril also challenged the Kwara state government to fulfill the promise they made years ago on immortalizing Yekini by renaming the Kwara state stadium after him.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how legendary Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama disclosed that he would love to play in the English Premier League before he finally retires from football.
The 37-year-old disclosed this on a live Instagram chat with Legit.ng on Saturday afternoon, May 2, as he claimed he turned down offers from English clubs because the details were not right for him.
Enyeama who is currently in lockdown in France stated that although he does not have preference for a particular club, he wishes to appear in goal in the Premier League - even if it is for a day.
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