Lagos State Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, yesterday, said the state Command, in the last one week, Arrested six persons over the killing of Hector Jobarteh, winner of third edition, Guilder Ultimate Search, GUS. It will be recalled that Hector, 38, was shot dead at his Oko-Oba residence on September 4, shortly after returning from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, where he went to pick up a sibling. Edgal, while confirming the arrest of six suspects in connection with the death of Hector, said one of the suspects arrested was a driver with a transport firm (name withheld) who conveyed the suspected killers, while the others were found with the victim’s cell phone.
He noted that one of the suspects was still at large and that efforts were on to arrest him, giving the names of the arrested suspects as Igana, 28; John, 26; Adekunle, 19; Madu, 24; Adeyemi, 20, and Adekunle, 25.
According to the Police boss, “the driver that conveyed the killers of Hector and one of the killers have been arrested. The phone belonging to Hector, which was stolen from him after his murder, has been recovered. “Five other suspects in connection with the case have also been arrested.” The driver’s story
One of the suspects, Igana, the driver, said he had driven some men, who threatened him with a gun, to Abeokuta but never knew that they were killers. His words: “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 had 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.” He said