Lagos State Police Command has arrested suspects following the death Of 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search Season Three Winner Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh who was assassinated last week Sunday by unknown gunmen in his home in Lagos State.
The new Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal said three persons are being interrogated over the killing of deceased, a father of one, whos wife is expecting their second child.
According to reports, he had just got back from picking up his younger brother from Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, when the incident happened.
We learnt that the gunmen reportedly knocked on his neighbour’s door downstairs and asked who owns the car parked outside.
When the neighbor told them that the owner of the car stays upstairs, they stormed his apartment and shot him. His wife was reportedly in the United States of America when the incident occurred, but it is not clear if she had been informed of the death of her husband.
During phone conversation with newsmen, , Lagos state Police boss Edgal, said: “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.
However “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