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Nigerian lawmaker shot dead


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Temitope Olatoye, a serving federal lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State, has been shot dead.

Mr Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar, was shot dead on Saturday by unknown gunmen after the governorship and state house of assembly elections in Ibadan.

He was reportedly rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre of the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, where he was confirmed dead.

UCH Public Relations Officer, Toye Akinrinlola, confirmed his death in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.

Mr Akinrinlola said Mr Olatoye died from gunshot 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,” Mr Akinrinlola said.

NAN reports that the deceased contested and lost the February 23 Senatorial election in Oyo State on the platform of the Action Democratic Party, ADP.


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