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.
Winner of popular reality show,Gulder Ultimate Search Season 3, Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh, has been killed by some gunmen in his house at Agege, Lagos State.
Hector, 38, who was trailed to his house around 8am on Saturday by the assailants, shortly after returning from the Lagos Airport, Ikeja, where he had gone to pick up a sibling.
The men were said to have shot him, after threatening a co-tenant who then gave them direction to his flat where he was killed.
The case was said to have been reported to policemen at the New Oko Oba division.
Preliminary investigation by the Police showed the attack was cult-related.
“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.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the killing, said the police had swung into action and had arrested three suspects.
He said, “The residents picked the faces of some of the suspects, which aided police investigations. Three suspects have been arrested.”
He said, “He had returned into the country about three months ago. He went to pick his brother on Saturday. The killers followed him to his house. When they got to the apartment, they met his younger brother who asked who they were. They told him that they wanted to see his elder brother. Immediately they sighted him, one of them brought out a gun and shot him dead.
Meanwhile, Social media has been buzzing with tributes and glowing comments about him.