LAGOS State Police Command
said it has arrested three suspects
in connection with the killing of the
season 3 winner of the reality show,
Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector
Jobarteh.
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 Public Relations Officer of
the command, Olarinde Famous-
Cole, said the residents recognised
some of the suspects, which aided
police investigations.
“Three suspects have been
arrested. He (the victim) had
returned to 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. From what we
have gathered, it appeared to be
a reprisal attack. There are some
pointers that it had something to
do with cultism.”
Hector was later rushed to a
hospital in the area where he was
confirmed dead.
The case was reported to police
officers at the New Oko Oba
division in Lagos.
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 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.

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