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GUS 2006 winner who was shot would’ve survived if he got quick response, neighbour says

GUS 2006 winner who was shot would've survived if he got quick response, neighbour says

Hector Oluwaseun Joberteh, the winner of the 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search reality TV show (season 3), would have survived the gun shot wounds he sustained when gunmen shot at him at his New Oko-Oba residence in Lagos, a neighbour who witnessed the incident says.

According to the neighbour who pleaded anonymity, Hector would have survived the attack but when he was rushed to the hospital, he was not attended to for over an hour and he died afterwards.

The neighbour said; “It happened around 7.05 to 7.20am. I was preparing to go to church so I went to the bathroom to have my bath and I got to realize that my bathroom was dark so I decided to shift the curtain. So I saw two men walking. I poured water on my body and then I heard a gunshot. When I heard the gunshot I asked my friend in my room what the sound was. He said it wasn’t in the compound. Then I continued having my bath. I heard the second gunshot and I ran out of the bathroom. My Friend now said it was a robbery attack.

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“Someone came in and told me that the men have taken my sister along. So I ran out but I realized that I was not putting on a towel. I ran back into my room to put on my boxers. I came out and met my sister outside. She is asthmatic. She was already having an attack. I was scared and I tried to calm her. She told me that they shot somebody upstairs. So I ran upstairs. Getting upstairs, we tried to rescue him (Hector). We brought him downstairs and rushed him to the hospital. When we got to the hospital, he wasn’t dead. He had no quick response. They shot him and his father. He was shot on his right chest while his father was shot in his hand. He wasn’t dead before we got to the hospital but he never had a quick response. So that was when he gave up.”

On the day of the incident, Hector, (father of one) who got married to a former contestant, Oseyi, of the GUS competition in 2013 had earlier drove to the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to pick his younger brother and on his way back home from the airport was trailed by his assailants.

Immediately Hector parked his car and went up to his apartment, the gunmen forcibly gained entry into his compound going from one apartment to the other before locating Hector in his living room where he was gunned down with reports suggesting that he may have been a victim of a business deal which went sour.

However, three suspects have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command in connection with the murder of Hector at his residence in Lagos.


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Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.