The Lagos Police said that it has arrested three suspects in connection with the last Sunday’s assassination of Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh, winner of the 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search, GUS, reality TV, Season 3.
Hector, 38, was killed by some gunmen in his home at Agege, Lagos State on Saturday.
His neighbours and witnesses say the assailants trailed him to his house around 8 a.m. on Saturday. He was shot dead shortly after returning from the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, where he had gone to pick up a sibling.
The new Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the sad incident, said three persons were being interrogated over the killing of Jobarteh, a father of one, who was reportedly trailed to his house and shot dead.
“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 Jobarteh, at 8, Olufowora Close, New Oko-Oba. 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.” He said
The deceased’s wife, Ossei, who was also a contestant on the now rested TV show sponsored by Nigerian Breweries, was not at home when the attack occurred as she is said to live in the United States.
Hector was reported to have returned back to Nigeria in July, while his wife stayed backed in the United States to deliver their second son.
Hector won GUS 3 which held at NIFOR, Benin City in Edo State in 2006, and went home with the grand prize of N5 million and a Ford Explorer SUV. He got married in 2013.