Three suspects have reportedly been arrested as the investigation to unveil the murderers of the Gulder Ultimate Search Season 3 winner, Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh, continues.
The reality show winner was murdered at his residence in New Oko Oba area of Lagos on Saturday morning, by unknown men who allegedly trailed him from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, where he has gone to pick up his brother.
According to reports, three suspects have been arrested by the Lagos state police command in connection with the murder.
The new Lagos state commissioner of police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, confirmed the arrests and noted that the three suspects are being interrogated.
“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.
“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 was reported to have returned back to Nigeria in July, while his wife stayed back in the United States to deliver their second son.