Six persons have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over their alleged involvement in the killing of Hector Jobarteh, winner of the third edition of Guilder Ultimate Search.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Acting CP Edgal Imohimi , made the announcement to newsmen in Lagos State on Thursday, September 14, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Hector was shot dead at his Oko-Oba residence on September 4 after returning from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, where he had gone to pick up a sibling. Imohimi revealed that one of the arrested suspects was an Uber driver who reportedly conveyed the suspected killers while the others were found with the victim’s phone.

He added that one of the suspects was still at large and that efforts were being made to arrest and prosecute him. Speaking with NAN during the briefing, one of the suspects identified as Williams Igana , the Uber driver, admitted that he had driven some men who threatened him with a gun to Abeokuta but had not known that they were killers.

“I was looking for an Android phone when my brother, Valentine, linked me with one JK. It was JK that called me to drive them to Yaba from Cement and I was paid N8,000 after I charged them N10,000.”

“The next day, JK called me again to take them to Abeokuta and I charged them N20,000. On the way, we stopped at Sango and two other men joined us. We later stopped by at a nearby bush and JK ordered one of the men to bring out a nylon bag which had a gun inside.”

“That was when I tried running away but I was threatened and ordered back into the car. I was later arrested through my younger brother who had gone to sell a stolen phone later identified as the victim’s phone,” Igana said.

The suspects will be charged to court upon the completion of the investigation.


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