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Three arrested over murder of Gulder Ultimate search 2006 winner

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

Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search reality TV show winner Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh at his New Oko-Oba residence in Lagos.

Reports say Hector who had just returned home from Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos where he went to pick up his younger brother may have been a victim of a business deal which went sour.

Throwing more light on how the incident happened, the new Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, said the gunmen shot Hector in the chest without even having a word with him.

“Some yet-to-be identified hoodlums, pretending to be friends of the deceased, gained access into the apartment of Hector Jobarteh, 38, in the presence of his brother, one Victor Joberteh, at 8, Olufowora Close, New Oke-Oba.

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“They shot the said Hector on the chest without any dialogue and fled from the scene.

“The Divisional Police Officer and a team of policemen quickly rushed to the scene after a distress call and the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.

“Nothing was removed from his house. The corpse was taken to Orile/Agege Hospital morgue for autopsy. Enquiries carried out from neighbours revealed that the deceased may have been a victim of business transaction that went sour.

“To us, this is a clear case of murder and all angles are being investigated. I want to use this opportunity to assure the family and indeed, Lagosians that the police will use every asset at its disposal to ensure that perpetrators of this heinous act are not only brought to book, but diligently prosecuted.”

Hector who had kept a low profile after winning the Gulder Ultimate Search reality TV show in 2006 was trailed home on Saturday morning after he drove to the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to pick his younger brother.

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.

Hectors father was also not spared as he was also shot in the hand and is currently recuperating at a hospital.

 

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