Former Super Eagles attaker, Rashidi Yekini died three years ago in Ibadan at the age of 48 with reports claiming he was not as financially bouyant as thought.
According to the Sun, residents of Oni and Sons areas of ring road where Yekini built his mansion are already complaining that the former strikers house might have become a hiding spot for kidnapper and robber after it was left dilapidated since Yekini’s death.
Residents of the area have already begun writing to police authorities and a source who spoke to the Sun said the DPO of Oluyole Division has received a letter from residents who are concerned it has been left unattended to by family members or security agents.
The source said: “The residents are leaving in fear. Their worry is that kidnappers and other hoodlums may convert the property into their fortress and use it to commit heinous crime. They had written the police to ensure they keep an eye on the place.
Three years after Yekini’s demise the place had remained unoccupied and weed had taken over the entire compound.”
Meanwhile the ex-footballers lawyer said the property will never be left to hoodlums. Barrister Jubril Muhammed, claimed he had started working on documents to reclaim the house and put it to use.
He said: “I m working on the documents we need to put together before putting the property into use. We wont allow hoodlums to take it over.”
He also mentioned that Yekini’s two daughters would be direct beneficiaries of their late father’s wealth.
Meanwhile, the highest goal scorer award during the close season of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has been renamed the Rashidi Yekini award, the League Management Company has said.