Federal Lawmaker shot dead in Oyo

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OrijoReporter.com, Temitope Olatoye

A pall of gloom has been cast over the political camp, family and friends of a federal lawmaker, Hon. Temitope Olatoye, aka Sugar after he was killed in cold blood during yesterday’s election.

Late Olatoye, who until his death represented Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency of Oyo State in the lower chamber, had defected from the All Progressive Congress to the Action Democratic Party where he contested for Senate but lost to a candidate of the ruling party two weeks ago.

The deceased, was said to be returning from a visit when suspected political thugs waylaid his convoy at Lalupon area of the state and in the ensuing melee he was shot in the head.

Reports said the deceased federal lawmaker died at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital where he was rushed to.

Widely believed to be a politically motivated killing, the hospital’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, who confirmed the incident said the late politician breathed his last at quarter to eight in the evening.

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