A serving House of Representatives member in Oyo State, representing Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency, Hon. Temitope Olatoye was reported to have been shot dead by unknown gunmen.
Olatoye, popularly known as ‘Sugar’ was shot in the eye at Iyana-Agbala area of Ibadan on Saturday by unknown gunmen believed to be sent by his political rival known as Hon. Adigun Ahmed popularly known as “Murphy.”
It was reveled to reporters that before the incident, trouble had earlier ensued between the groups loyal to the duo, which finally led to the onslaught of the serving reps member.
Confirming the incident, his younger brother, Oladotun disclosed that Sugar was truly shot and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.
Investigation later revealed that he was rushed to the University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan and died a few hours later following injuries he sustained from the gunshot.
His death report was confirmed by the Public Relations Unit of the UCH, Ibadan.
It would be recalled that Olatoye contested for Oyo South Senatorial district on the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP) but lost at the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on February 23.
Investigation on the matter is on -going