The current World Boxing Federation, WBF, International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola was attacked by unknown gunmen.
He was lucky to have escaped death following an attack on his vehicle by gunmen moments after being presented a 10 million naira cheque at Oyo State Government Secretariat on Thursday evening.
Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 and he was decorated as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion. Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for making the State proud with his victory over his Argentine counterpart.
The boxer who shared his near-death experience yesterday after leaving hospital where he was admitted for treatment since the day of incidence, said it was the grace of God that made him to escape death with two other occupants in his vehicle on Thursday 4th of March. narrating his experience, he said;
“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,” the boxing champ narrated.
“I was shocked and swerved the car to escape them but fell into a ditch. The assailants drove off after noticing that the car had fallen off from the road.” he added.