#OyoDecides: Federal Lawmaker Hon. Olatoye ‘Sugar’ Temitope Dead

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Member of Federal House of Representatives Abuja representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency and Action Democratic Party candidate for Oyo Central Senatorial race, Sugar, has been confirmed dead.

Olatoye was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village in Ward 13, Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government Area of , on Saturday evening.

One of his aides who spoke under anonymity said he was shot in the face and rushed to the Accident and Emergency centre in University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan today, Saturday March 9, 2019.

The spokesman of the UCH, Toye Akinrinlola, confirmed that the lawmaker did not survive.

“There is nothing to hide about it, he is dead,” said Mr Akinrinlola on the phone.

“He was brought in unconscious because he was shot in the eye, but he is dead.”

Mr Akinrinlola had earlier hinted that the lawmaker was in a critical situation and was being resuscitated at the ICU.

“As I am talking to you now, the man is in the Intensive Care Unit, efforts are on to try to resuscitate him,” he had said.

The Police Public Relations Officer for Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the matter “has not been officially reported,” but that the command was investigating it.

Sugar lost his seat at the National Assembly in the February 23 Presidential and National House of Representatives elections.

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