The Lagos state police command has paraded one William, a Uber taxi driver, and four others in connection with the death of Hector Oluwaseun Jobarteh, winner of the 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search, a reality show.
The suspect explained that he had been contracted to transport his brother, Valentine, and the others to Abeokuta from Lagos for which he charged N20,000. He said they had threatened him with a gun and forced to drive into a nearby bush before they killed their victim.
“I knew them (suspects) through my brother – Valentine. I drove them to Yaba. They ask me to enter through yaba college of education and they were taking me all around.
“The next day, they called me and asked me to take them to Abeokuta. I told them I will collect 20k.
“I told my Pastor about it and he asks me to go since I will be paid. On our journey, they ask me to branch one bush road. One of the guys, JK brought out a gun from the nylon and went into bush where he shot someone.
“I wanted to run but they threatened to shoot me if not for my brother. I was arrested through my brother, Valentine who introduce me to them (suspects),” he said.
Jobarteh was shot dead on Saturday September 2, 2017, on his way from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, where he had gone to pick a relative.
Imohimi Edgal, Lagos state commissioner of police, who confirmed the incident told Journalists that one suspect was still on the run.
he added that the police have also recovered the victim’s cell phone.
“You will recall that not too long ago, a young man, Hector Jobarteh was killed in his home and some injury inflicted in the process on his Father. I am happy to state that we have made very tremendous progress in this case.
“First of all, I must confirm that a total number of six suspects are in our custody now in connection with that case. The Uber Driver that conveyed the killers have been arrested, one of the killers have been arrested, the phone that was taken away from that apartment belonging to the victim has been recovered. One suspect is still at large but we are close in on him,” Edgal said.