- A brother to late House of Reps member, Olatoye Sugar, Olajide has said that his brother never belonged to any secret cult while he was alive
- Sugar died on Saturday, March 9, at UCH, Ibadan after he was shot by unknown gunmen in his constitency
- Olajide said the news was meant to tarnish the image of his late brother
Olajide Olatoye, an elder brother to the late member who represented Akinyele/Lagelu federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar, has debunked rumour that his brother belonged to secret cult group while alive.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that following the news and video clips going round on the social media which showcases Sugar as a member of cult group, Olajide said the news was meant to tarnish the image of his late brother.
The senior Olatoye made this known while speaking at the Sugar's foundation meant to help the less privileged people in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
He said his brother who was the chairman House committee on urban and regional planning, was neither a member of any cult confraternity nor someone with any form of immoral act in his life time.
He enjoined the public to desist from spreading the falsehood capable of putting the family's built name into disrepute, adding that the family members of the decease would continue from where Sugar stopped in helping the less privileged ones.
It would be recalled that Sugar died as a result of gunshot he sustained on Saturday, March 9 during the governorship and House of Assembly election in the state.
The unverified news and video clips spreading across the social media detailed Sugar's membership with cult confraternity while he was a student at federal college of education, Osiele Abeokuta, Ogun state.
It also alleged that Sugar's pattern of life made the former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to appoint him a special adviser and later a chairman of one of the local governments in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the family of the late Temitope Olatoye Sugar wrote a petition against the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, to seek N200 million damages for the sharing of the deceased’s ‘horrific’ photographs on social media without approval.
It was reported that in the petition by C. C. Amedu of Ikeh Sunday Chambers, Ibadan, the late Olatoye's family accused the hospital of allowing the gory photographs of the late lawmaker in his dying hours at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital to be circulated on social media, thereby causing members of his family a lot of grief.
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