A serving federal lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Temitope Olatoye, has been shot dead.

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 in Ibadan.

Akinrinlola said the Olatoye died from gunshot in UCH Intensive Care Unit.

The deceased contested and lost the Feb. 23 Senatorial election in Oyo State on the platform of the Action Democratic Party ADP.