Hon. Temitope Olatoye representing Akinyele/ Lagelu federal constituency in Oyo State was reported shot by some suspected political thugs on Saturday and he was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead at 7:45pm after doctors failed to resuscitate him.
However, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reacted to the death of the lawmaker.
He 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.
“He was a fine gentleman, committed patriot, dedicated, hardworking lawmaker and worthy representative of his people. We mourn him and all those whose lives were cut short by forces of evil and soulless men. Our heartfelt condolences to their families. We pray for speedy recovery.