Lagos police arrest 6 in connection with the killing of Guilder Ultimate search winner, Hector Jobarteh (photo)

Lagos police arrest 6 in connection with the killing of Guilder Ultimate search winner, Hector Jobarteh (photo)

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Imohimi Edgal, has

announced the arrest of six persons in connection with the murder of

Hector Jobarteh, the winner of the third edition, Guilder Ultimate

Search, GUS. The 38-year-old reality TV star was shot dead at his home

in Oko-Oba on September 4th minutes after returning from the Murtala

Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja where he had gone to pick up his

younger brother.

Speaking at a press conference at the state police command

headquarters in Ikeja yesterday, Imohimi gave the names of the

suspected killers that have been arrested as Igana, 28; John, 26;

Adekunle, 19; Madu, 24; Adeyemi, 20, and Adekunle, 25. He said the

driver of the vehicle that transported the killers has also been


"The driver that conveyed the killers of Hector and one of the killers

have been arrested. The phone belonging to Hector, which was stolen

from him after his murder, has been recovered. Five other suspects in

connection with the case have also been arrested."

While speaking to newsmen, the driver of the vehicle the killers used,

said he was forced to carry them as they held him down at gunpoint.

"I was looking for an Android phone when my brother, Valentine, linked

me with one JK. It was JK that called me to drive them to Yaba from

Cement and I was paid N8,000, after I had charged them N10,000. The

next day, JK called me again to take them to Abeokuta and I charged

them N20,000. On the way, we stopped at Sango and two other men joined

us. We later stopped by at a nearby bush and JK ordered one of the men

to bring out a nylon bag which had a gun inside.

That was when I tried running away, but I was threatened and ordered

back into the car. I was later arrested through my younger brother,

who had gone to sell a stolen phone later identified as the victim's

phone." he said

One of the suspects said he only followed his uncle to sell Hector's

phone in computer village and had no knowledge that it was owned by

the victim

"I followed my uncle to Computer Village to sell the deceased phone

after Sallah, and I was given N1,000 as a gift from my uncle.

That is the only thing I know about the incident. I was not part of

those who went to the deceased house."

On his part, another suspect, John, claimed that he did not know

anything about the robbery operation, saying he only needed an android

phone for his personal use.

"It was someone who introduced me to Madu at the Computer Village.

After negotiation, I bought the phone from him.

"The next thing was I saw Police, who came to arrest me, at my house

at Ojodu Berger. I don't even know how they located my house. I don't

know anything about the phone. I only bought it from Madu."

Meanwhile Hector was laid to rest in Ibadan yesterday September 14th.

Source: Lindaikeji

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