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Serving Rep member shot dead in Ibadan



A serving member  of the House of Representatives, representing Lagelu/ Akinyele federal constituency, Hon. Temitope Olatoye (a.k.a. Sugar) was reportedly shot dead by suspected political thugs in Lagelu area of Ibadan on Saturday evening.

He was immediately  rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, following the bullet wounds he suffered in the head.

He was said to be coming from his village where he had gone to exercise his franchise, when the assailant ambushed and shot him.

According to an eyewitness, Olatoye was hurriedly taken from the attack spot by his supporters and taken to the Accident and Emergency ward of the University College Hospital.

The UCH public relations officer, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola confirmed to reporters that the lawmaker was moved to the intensive care, where doctors were battling to save his life.

A source in the hospital confirmed that Olatoye eventually gave up the ghost around 7:45pm.

A close aide of the lawmaker (names withheld) had told our correspondents 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 election to the Senate in Oyo Central senatorial district penultimate Saturday on the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADC).

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