A robbery suspect, Mr. Ismail Adeyemi, yesterday confessed that late
Gulder Ultimate Search 3, (GUS3) winner in 2006, Hector Jobarteh, was
shot and killed because the gang was desperately to get some money from
According to Newtelegraphonline, recollecting how Hector was killed and
his father shot, Adeyemi explained that he and his partners were driving
around, scouting for whom to rob, when they sighted Hector in his red
car, driving into a close that leads into the estate at Oko-Oba, where
Acting on a hunch that they would get money from him, KK, the leader of
the gang, ordered that they should tail Hector’s car. Before they could
catch up, Hector had driven into his compound. The robbers were
They sighted a woman and told her that they were looking for a red car
that sped off after bashing their car. The woman innocently pointed to
They followed; soon, gunshots rocked the early morning air. The Lagos
State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal,explained that Adeyemi
was the prime suspect.
He said Adeyemi, a former filling station attendant at Apapa Wharf area
of Lagos, pulled the trigger that killed Hector and landed his father in
the hospital. Speaking with journalists yesterday, Adeyemi vehemently
denied the police allegation that he killed Hector and shot his father.
“I was not the person that shot Hector; it was my friend, KK, who shot him. I even quarrelled with him for shooting the guy.
It was KK that led the robbery operation. When I asked why he shot
Hector, he said that Hector wanted to grab him, possibly to struggle
with him. I reminded him that our agreement was to only rob people and
collect their valuables, not to kill. KK got angry and threatened to
shoot me. In fact, he even pointed the gun at me. “We met a woman inside
the compound and asked her the flat that Hector entered, but she
refused to cooperate.
It was at that point that KK brought out the
gun and threatened to shoot her. She was scared and took KK upstairs. I
was downstairs with Nonso when we heard gunshots. KK called us to come
We got upstairs and discovered that KK had shot
Hector and his father. KK first shot the father and later shot Hector
when he came to know what was happening. We snatched Hector’s bag and
phone and left.
When we opened the bag, we found only a pair of shoes, boxers and
flower. I took his phone.” Adeyemi said he gave the phone to his younger
brother who sold the phone for N7,000 at the Ikeja Computer Village.
According to him, he gave the brother N2,000 while he pocketed N5,000.
Policemen tracked Hector’s stolen phone to the Computer Village.
They arrested the trader who bought the phone and later used him as bait
to catch Adeyemi. KK and Nonso are still at large. Adeyemi explained
that he joined robbery after he met Nosom at Apapa and became friends
He said that Nonso introduced him to KK. He added:
“I have done two operations with the gang. The second operation was at
Oko- Oba; that was the day KK killed Hector. Even on that day, Nonso and
KK were speaking Igbo language. I didn’t understand what they were
saying. When we got there, two of them also spoke with one lady who
directed them to the house of the guy. We were three that went for the
When I went to meet KK with the guy, they were arguing. I
don’t know what they were arguing about because they both were speaking
in Igbo language. We took his hand bag and found only boxers and shoes.
There was no money.” Edgal said that the suspect led operatives to Gas
Line, Ijoko at Sango where his operational pistol with nine rounds of
live ammunition was recovered. He added that Adeyemi confessed to the
crime and admitted to other various criminal activities within the