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Gunmen Kill Oyo Lawmaker Temitope Olatoye ‘Sugar’

By Dipo Olowookere

One of the candidates in the February 23, 2019 senatorial election in Oyo State, Mr Temitope Olatoye popularly known as Sugar, has been killed by some yet-to-be identified gunmen.

The lawmaker, who contested the position under the platform of Action Democratic Party (ADP), but lost to Mr Lekan Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was shot dead after casting his vote for the governorship poll on Saturday.

He was said to have been shot in the eye by his killers and was quickly taken to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where doctors confirmed him dead.

The deceased was a serving member of the House of Representatives, representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal constituency.

In 2011, Mr Olatoye was elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly under the platform of the ruling APC.

He defected from the party to the ADP after he fell out with the party leadership in Oyo State.

Spokesman of the police, Mr Frank Mba, who confirmed the incident on Saturday night, said investigation to unravel those behind the killing was presently ongoing.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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