The member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Micheal Adedeji, who was shot in the head by gunmen on Friday, is dead.
Jackson Adebayo, publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.
“The lawmaker died at the Federal Medical Center, Ido Ekiti, early this morning,” Adebayo said.
He said details of the deceased’s burial will be released later in the day.
Adedeji, a member of the PDP, was attacked while traveling along Ikere-Akure road.
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) lawmaker was one of the legislators that partook in the removal of the former Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole and subsequent election of an All Progressives Congress(APC) colleague, Hon Adeniran Alagbada, as the new occupant of the plum seat.
The Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Segun Adewumi, revealed to reporters in Ado Ekiti on Friday that, Adedeji, representing Ekiti Southwest constituency II was shot in the head.
He said the lawmaker was immediately whisked to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), where he was admitted at the Accident and Emergency unit for intensive medicare.
The legislator, who is of PDP extraction added that the lawmaker was accosted on the road by the gunmen and was shot while trying to escape the scene by putting his car in reverse.
“When he was accosted on the way, the lawmaker wanted to flee the scene by putting his car on reverse gear to another direction, but these evil men opened fire on his vehicle and the bullets hit him on the head.
“He was immediately taken to hospital in Ado Ekiti where he received emergency treatment ”, he said.