9 Sep 2019

''I believe Rashidi Yekini was murdered'' Segun Odegbami

Segun Odegbami, a retired Nigerian Footballer, says he believes that talented Nigerian striker, Rashidi Yekini, was murdered by people close to him in 2012.

Rashidi who gave a sterling performance in the 1994 World Cup, died on May 4th 2012 after a long battle with bipolar disorder, depression and some other undisclosed psychiatric condition.

In a fresh interview with Channels TV, Odegbami said he believes Yekini was murdered as nobody, incuding his people, have been unable to ''explain the circumstances of his death”.

“His people actually went and abducted him from his car and took him to a native doctor of some sort to cure him of his ‘insanity. Why insanity?…because he was funding so many philanthropic projects, giving people his money which he had kept in the bank for so long.
“All through his professional career, he didn’t spend a dime of the money he was getting from Europe, so he had a lot of money in UBA at the time, because one of the managers was my friend. They had even advised him to invest but with his own native intelligence, he did not do much investment.
“He built his house, did some things but he had a lot of money so he felt like distributing and they said he was mad so they took him to the native doctor and started giving him all kinds of concoctions and the man passed on. So, that’s why I said he could have been murdered” he said

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