A current lawmaker at the House of Representatives and former contender for the Governorship election in Oyo state – Olatoye Sugar has been confirmed shot in the eye by newsmen and rushed to UCH.
Honorable Temitope Olatoye aka Sugar, the lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo State, is dead.
He died after sustaining wounds in his eyes following a shooting by political thugs on Saturday evening at a collation centre in Elesu, Lagelu Local Government Area.
He was rushed to the University College Hospital Ibadan but died after doctors failed to resuscitate him. The spokesman of the UCH, Toye Akinrinlola, confirmed that the lawmaker did not survive.
Sugar represented Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency at the House of Representatives. He contested the senatorial seat of Oyo Central senatorial district two weeks ago, but lost to Teslim Folarin of the APC.
Hon. Sugar was elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly in 2011 where he was elected under the platform of the Accord party and in 2015, He contested for the House Of Representative seat to represent Lagelu/Akinyele under the platform of All Progressive Congress which he won.
The reason why he was shot has not been revealed to the media as at the time we were filing the report.
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