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Saturday, March 9, 2019

#OyoDecides2019: Federal lawmaker Olatoye ‘Sugar’ Temitope shot dead during election violence

Member of Federal House of Representatives Abuja representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency and Action Democratic Party candidate for Oyo Central Senatorial race, Olatoye Temitope Sugar, is dead.

Olatoye was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village in Ward 13, Lalupon, Lagelu Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Saturday evening.

One of his aides who spoke under anonymity said he was shot in the face and rushed to the Accident and Emergency centre in University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan today, Saturday March 9, 2019.

Confirming his death, speaker of the Federal house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara tweeted, 'I received with shock, the sad and distressing news of the assassination of my brother and colleague, Hon. Olatoye Temitope Sugar, in Oyo State today. The murder of Hon Sugar in election violence today is primitive, wicked, inhumane, barbaric and highly condemnable'.

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