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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Family Of Slain Olatoye Sugar Drags UCH To Court

Family of the slain federal lawmaker, Temitope Olatoye Sugar has dragged the management of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan to court, demanding N200 million as damages over the circulation of gory photos of the deceased’s bullet riddled body on social media.

The family alleged that UCH caused its members more grief by allowing the circulation of the photos on social media.

A petition written by C. C. Amedu of Ikeh Sunday Chambers, Ibadan, was sent to the Minister of Health and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ibadan chapter.


Photos of Sugar’s bloodied body lying almost lifeless at the Intensive Care Unit of UCH found their way to the social media following the incident in which he was shot in the eye on Saturday March 9, by unknown gunmen at Lalupon.

They also demanded a written apology from the said members of staff which should be published in not least than three national newspapers.

Meanwhile the family, has announced that funeral ceremonies in honour of the late politician will be performed on May 2, 2019. The burial date was announced by Dotun Olatoye at a press conference organised by the family.

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