Mother confirms Yekini battled mental illness before death
5/6/2012 5:35:55 AM -
Grieving mother of the late ex-Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini has revealed that the late footballer was indeed battling mental illness.
Speaking with Supersport, Alhaja Sikiratu Yekini disclosed that her son had been battling mental illness since the year 2010 and that several attempts made to take care of him proved abortive as the deceased on many occasions claimed he was mentally sound.
'We have been on the problem since 2010 and we tried our best but my son refused to be taken care of', Yekini said.
'When he came back, we asked him why he has done what he did but he replied by burning all his belongings. I lost my husband in 1978 and Rashidi has been with me since then', she added.
The late Yekini was buried today according to Muslim rights in his hometown in Irra, Offa, Kwara State.
The burial ceremony was attended by his daughter Yemi Yekini Oyo State Commissioner of Sports, Dapo Lam Adesina, Mutiu Adepoju, Dimeji Lawal, Ajibade Babalade and a long list of other dignitaries.
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