2006 winner of Gulder Ultimate Search Season 3, Hector Joberteh, who was killed in Lagos by unknown gunmen few weeks ago has been buried.
burial rites and internment was held at the St James Anglican Church in
Ibadan yesterday afternoon, a sad event which brought friends and
family together who supported his pregnant wife and daughter he left
State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, yesterday, said the state
Command, in the last one week, arrested six persons over the killing of
Hector Jobarteh. 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.
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 Police Boss said.
The driver’s account;
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.
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.”
On his part, Adekunle said, he followed his “uncle to Computer Village
to sell the deceased phone after Sallah, and I was given N1,000 as a
gift from my uncle. “That is the only thing I know about the incident. I
was not part of those who went to the deceased house.” The person who
sold the deceased’s phone, Madu, claimed his is an engineer, saying they
brought the phone to him to work on and he charged them N7,500. He then
assisted to resell the phone to one Abdulrasheed.
reported that another suspect, John, claimed that he did not know
anything about the robbery operation, saying he only needed an android
phone for his personal use. He said:
“It was someone
who introduced me to Madu at the Computer Village. After negotiation, I
bought the phone from him. “The next thing was I saw Police, who came to
arrest me, at my house at Ojodu Berger. I don’t even know how they
located my house. I don’t know anything about the phone. I only bought
it from Madu.”