Temitope Olatoye, lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo state, has been shot dead.
A source told TheCable that Olatoye, better known as “Sugar” in the political circle, was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village, Lalupon, Lagelu local government area of the state.
He was returning from Ibadan when the suspects, stopped and shot him in the eye.
The politician was immediately taken to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where he underwent an operation.
Toyin Akinrinlola, spokesman of the hospital, told TheCable that Olatoye did not survive the operation.
Olatoye’s political career started when he was appointed a supervisory councillor in Odeda local government of Ogun state. He was later appointed a special adviser by Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun.
He was elected into the Oyo state house of assembly in 2011 under the platform of the Accord Party, and in 2015, he contested for the house of representative under the All Progressive Congress (APC) and won.
He then moved to the Action Democratic Party (ADP) where he contested and lost the Oyo central senate seat.