Ebun Francis || The 49-year-old suspected killer of Hector Jobateh the 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search winner, said that he made N7,000 after killing the reality show winner.
The suspect, Ismail Adeyemi, told policemen that his gang was hired to rob the deceased and not to kill him.
Adeyemi said, “I gave the deceased phone to my younger brother who sold the phone for N7,000 at the Ikeja Computer Village. I gave my brother N2,000 while I pocketed N5,000.”
Adeyemi told his interrogators his gang was contracted to rob Hector through a member he identified as KK, who was told that an important person with huge sums of money was coming into the country from America.
He said, “I met Nonso and KK while working as a labourer in Apapa. All I was told was that a lady was the one who brought the job. On that day, we waited at a filling station very close to the airport. We followed our target the moment we sighted their vehicle.
“When we got to his house, I went upstairs while KK and another member of our gang stayed downstairs.
Hector’s father, according to Adeyemi on seeing them, thought they were policemen because of the way we were dressed and demanded to know our mission.
He continued, ”I was still upstairs when I heard a gunshot. I rushed downstairs only to notice that Hector’s father had been shot. He had a bullet wound on his shoulder. Hector and his brother rushed towards their father and my members feared they would be disarmed.”
“I grabbed hold of a briefcase and a bag. When we opened the bag, we found only a pair of shoes, boxers, and flower. I took his phone.”
The 2006 Gulder ultimate search winner was killed earlier this year at his New Oko-Oba residence, shortly after he picked a sibling from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
Officers of the Nigeria Police investigating the crime later tracked his stolen phone to computer village, Ikeja.
Olarinde Famous-Cole, the Lagos command spokesman, in a statement, said the suspect who confessed to the crime was arrested at Gas line, Ominiyi in Ijoko area of Ogun State.
Other members of the gang have also been arrested.