It is no news that Rasheed Yekini is dead but there is something that is news
worthy after the death of the African legend who was and still is the the goal
machine for Nigeria National Football team.
Yekini’s neighbours disputed claims that he was mad. One of the people who
shared fences with him said “if he was mad, he would not go and engage a
labourer to cut the grass in front of his compound when it is due, a mad man
will not put on his generator to watch European Champions League games and
how would a mad man drive a car and go to the stadium to do exercise?
Someone who is mad will definitely not be able to coordinate such activities.”
It was gathered that he was last seen at home on Easter Day. Some of his
neighbours say they suspect foul play because his family members who he
never really trusted were the ones that came to take him away that day. Some
of them told Street Journal that they didn’t allow him to know they were
coming and they waited quietly in the neighbourhood. Immediately he drove
in and was about to open the gate, he saw them and before he could ask what
they wanted, they charged at him and put restraints on his legs. “We were
wondering what was going on because the guy wasn’t crazy, he was sound, at
least he could coordinate his activities, so why bind him under the guise of
taking him for treatment? I think there is more to it. He was even crying for
help that day begging that people should not allow them to take him away. I
think a post mortem examination should be conducted to determine the actual
cause of his death,” one of Yekini’s neighbours said.