How We Killed GUS Winner, Hector Jobateh - Suspect Confesses
The Police in Lagos are not willing to rest until the killers of former 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search winner, Hector Jobarteh are made to face justice.
Bounce News has reported how the phone stolen from late Hector Jobarteh became the link through which his suspected assailants were traced.
After weeks of extensive manhunt, the principal suspect, Ismael Adeyemi, who allegedly pulled the trigger that killed Hector has been arrested and he has confessed to the crime.
The so-called Adeyemi also led police operatives to Sango-Gasline Ijoko where his operational revolver pistol with nine rounds of live ammunition was recovered.
Narrating to newsmen how the heinous crime was committed, he claimed that the victim attempted to struggle with one of his gang members and he was “forced” to shoot him.
He maintained he was not the one that pulled the trigger, claiming it was one KK with whom he went on the operation.
He also recalled that a lady, through the phone, was responsible for all the information that helped them trace Hector to Oko Oba area of Lagos, including the colour of the car he drove and his location per time.
Jorbarteh was shot dead at his residence at New Oko-Oba in Agege, after he returned from the airport where he had gone to pickup his younger brother.
Perhaps Hector could have escaped death when his killers lost him during the trail and could not tell the whereabout of the vehicle.
But they tricked an innocent woman into locating him.
“A woman came out brushing her teeth and my gang member told her that a car that just passed had hit our own car and the lady showed us the direction he drove.
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“We found the house, located at a close and saw the car parked in the compound. We opened the gate and my partner repeated the same line that this car hit our own and damaged the glass.
“The lady we met in the house pointed their apartment to us but this one was reluctant to lead us there and KK showed her his gun and she submitted.
“Before I climbed the stairs to meet them he had shot the father in the arm and it was in my presence that he shot the son in the chest.
“I was not happy he shot them but he threatened to shoot me if I kept questioning his action.
“Three of us went on the operation. I do not know what they discussed as they all spoke Igbo. I was not paid any amount for the job but we went away with a bag and briefcase,” Adeyemi said.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal has vowed that all suspects would soon be arraigned in court.