Elections: Hoodlums Attack Voters And Serving Rep Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Ibadan

ILE TITUN/ LALUPON Ibadan, Nigeria: Hoodlums were fully out to obstruct voters from voting as they set fire on the road, thus, restricting free movement on the election day.

The hoodlums were also throwing bottles and stones, and on sighting police convoy, they aimed the missives at them. Efforts to stop the unrest were rebuffed, and the law enforcement agents had to use teargas, while shots were fired in the air to disperse them.

Meanwhile, a serving lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye (a.k.a. Sugar) died on Saturday evening at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, following bullet wounds he suffered in the head by suspected political thugs in Lalupon area, in Ibadan Oyo State.

The UCH public relations officer, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola told journalists that the lawmaker was moved to the intensive care, where doctors were battling to save his life.

He eventually gave up the ghost around 7.45 pm.

A close aide of the lawmaker who pleaded anonymity stated that some suspected political thugs of a rival politician in the constituency carried out the attack.

Before his death, he was representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency.


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