Elections 2019 Updates

March 9, 2019

Serving Oyo Reps member, Olatoye sugar shot dead by unknown gunmen


Olatoye Temitope Sugar

By Adeola Badru

IBADAN-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’ Sunday Vanguard learnt from a reliable source was shot in the eye at Iyana-Agbala area of Ibadan on Saturday by unknown gunmen.


It was reveled to Sunday Vanguard that before the incident, trouble had earlier ensued between the groups loyal to the duo, which finally led to the unslaught of the serving reps member.

Confirming the incident, his younger brother, Oladotun disclosed that the Sugar was was truly shot and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital. But, 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.