JUST IN: Oyo Federal Lawmaker Shot Dead In Ibadan
Temitope Olatoye, lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo state, has been shot dead.
A source quoted by TheCable confirmed 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.
Olatoye died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where he was taken to after the attack.
Toyin Akinrinlola, spokesman of the hospital, confirmed that Olatoye passed on while undergoing an operation.
The news of his attack spread within minutes, with some insinuating that he was dead immediately, because of the magnitude of the gunshot wounds.
He was hurriedly wrapped from the attack spot by supporters and taken to the Accident and Emergency ward of the University College Hospital. The doctors on duty moments after moved him to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
The UCH public relations officer, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola was quoted by The Punch that the lawmaker was moved to the intensive care, where doctors were battling to save his life.
He eventually gave up the ghost around 7:45pm.
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.
Before his death, he was representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency. 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.
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