Oyo senatorial candidate shot on the head during election reportedly dies in UCH’s ICU

Temitope Olatoye, a senatorial candidate and former House of Representatives member has reportedly died

Temitope Olatoye died at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan on Saturday, March 9. The former lawmaker popularly known as Sugar died from a gunshot wound by some unknown gunmen on his head

A senatorial candidate, Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar in the ongoing general election has reportedly died.

Nigerian Tribune reports that Olatoye died at the intensive care unit of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Saturday, March 9, evening, following a gunshot wound he sustained after he was shot in the eye by unknown gunmen in Ibadan.

The spokesman of the hospital, Toye Akinrinlola, said the lawmaker was brought in a critical situation and was being resuscitated at the ICU.

“As I am talking to you now, the man is in the Intensive Care Unit, efforts are on to try to resuscitate him,”

Akinrinlola said. Also News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinrinlola, confirmed Olatoye’s death in an interview in Ibadan. According to NAN, Akinrinlola said the Olatoye died from gunshot wound in UCH Intensive Care Unit.

The AIG Police, Zone 7, the Oyo Commissioner of Police, Chief Medical Director and other top police officials are in UCH now.

“We have formally told the family of his demise,’’

Akinrinlola said. Olatoye vacated his seat as a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Lagelu / Akinyele Federal Constituency he was also the chairman, House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning at the lower chamber.

May his soul Rest In Peace!

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