Temitope Olatoye, a serving federal lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo state in the National Assembly has been reportedly shot dead in Ibadan.
We gathered that Olatoye, better known as “Sugar” in the political circle, was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village, Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government area of the state.
It was learned that Olotoye was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan where he reportedly died.
A source in his village, who confirmed the news to SaharaReporters, said he was shot by persons suspected to be thugs.
“Mr. Olatoye Temitope, a.k.a., ‘Sugar’, has just been shot at his village in Lagelu area of Oyo State, but I can’t say if he was shot dead. He was shot in the eye by some of the thugs who stormed his area and they have rushed him to UCH here in Ibadan,” he said.
The lawmaker, who is a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), had contested in the February 23 National assembly poll for the Oyo State senatorial district seat but lost to Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
We could not confirm at press time the authenticity of the report that he died after the incident.
Olugbenga Fadeyi, spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, confirmed the news but said he was yet to “get the facts of the story”.
“Well, I have not gotten the facts yet, but give me more time to confirm and I will get back to you,” he briefly told our reporter over the phone.