Breaking: House Of Reps Member, Temitope Olatoye ‘Sugar’ Shot By Thugs Confirmed Dead
He died at the intensive care unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Saturday, evening, following a gunshot wound he sustained after he was shot in the eye by unknown thugs in Lalupon area, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He gave up the ghost around 7.45 pm.
A close aide of the lawmaker (names withheld) said that some suspected political thugs of a rival politician in the constituency carried out the attack.
Olatoye, who won the 2015 election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, lost reelection two weeks ago under the platform of the Action Democratic Party and vowed never to return to the APC, notwithstanding the overtures reportedly made to him by a former Governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, to join him in aligning with the APC candidate, Adebayo Adelabu.
Olatoye had in 2011 won an election into the state House of Assembly under the platform of the Accord before he later defected to the then Action Congress of Nigeria.
He was said to be coming from his village where he had gone to exercise his franchise when the assailant ambushed him.