Oyo Lawmaker shot dead

Sekinat Salam Opebiyi, Oyo


A sitting House of Representatives representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in Ibadan, south west Nigeria, has been shot dead.

Temitope Olatoye popularly known as Sugar was shot at Lalupon in Lagelu Local district in Ibadan.

Mr Olatoye died at the intensive care unit of the University College Hospital, UCH after he was shot in the eye by unknown gunmen.

University college Hospital Spokesperson, Toye Akinrinlola has confirmed his death.

Mr Olatoye contested for Senate to represent Oyo central at the Higher chamber  under Action Democratic Party but lost to the sitting Senator, Teslim Folarin of  the All Progressives Congress APC.

As at the time of filing this report, the Oyo state police Command is yet to confirm his death.