A member, representing Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar is dead.
He kicked the bucket at the emergency unit the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Saturday, evening, following a discharge wound he continued after he was shot in the eye by obscure hooligans in Lalupon zone, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He gave up the ghost around 7.45 pm.
A close aide of the lawmaker (names withheld) said that some suspected political thugs of a rival politician in the constituency carried out the attack.
Olatoye, who won the 2015 race under the stage of the All Progressives Congress, lost re-appointment two weeks back under the stage of the Action Democratic Party and pledged never to come back to the APC, despite the suggestions allegedly made to him by a previous Governor of the state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, to go along with him in lining up with the APC hopeful, Adebayo Adelabu.
Olatoye had in 2011 won an election into the state House of Assembly under the stage of the Accord before he later deserted to the then Action Congress of Nigeria.
He was said to be coming from his village where he had gone to exercise his franchise when the assailant ambushed him.