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“I WAS BATTERED” -OYO SPORTS COUNCIL CHAIRMAN NARRATES ORDEAL WITH “HOODLUMS” OVER ₦5M BET

Some suspected hoodlums have attacked the Oyo State Sports Council Chairman, Gbenga Adewusi, after the match between the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) and MFM Football Club.

The match was held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State, and ended in a 1-1 draw.

The game came to an end after the visiting MFM team equalised in the 92nd minute of the game after 3SC had earlier taken the lead in 42 minutes.

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Adewusi, in an interview, told newsmen that he was attacked because fans of the Ibadan club thought that he sold the game.

He said that despite not being the coach of the club, the fans wanted him to make 3SC win, by all means, adding that some of the hoodlums accused him of making them lose ₦5m in online betting.

“Their accusation was that I was the one who sold that match to MFM, who is 20th on the table and they said that I made them lose over ₦5m in the game that they played on an online gambling app.

“I was battered by the hoodlums and was almost killed. I ran to the dressing room, but they wanted to destroy the dressing room. This was a stadium that was just renovated by the Oyo State Government and the fans wanted to destroy it.” he said.

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Confirming the incident, the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun, described the situation as unfortunate.

He however noted that the police were already handling the matter.

The 2021/2022 NPFL season has witnessed a series of attacks on people.

 

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