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Gulder Ultimate Search Winner Hector Jobarteh shot dead in Lagos



Hector Jobarteh, "Gulder Ultimate Search" Winner, shot dead in Lagos - BellaNaija

Hector Jobarteh

Hector Jobarteh, winner of the third season of reality show “Gulder Ultimate Search” was reportedly shot dead in his home in Lagos on Sunday.

According to a Facebook user, Hector had been trailed to his home from the airport by armed robbers.

He had gone to pick up his younger brother at the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2, the user said.

The robbers had reportedly knocked on his neighbour’s door downstairs and asked whose apartment the car parked outside belonged to. They had been trailing the car, they said.

She had told them the occupant who stays upstairs, and they had gone to him and shot him.

He was reportedly rushed to hospital, where he was confirmed dead.


  1. unadite

    September 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Armed robbers??? What did they steal?? Did they also rob the neighbour?? This seem more like murder by hired assassins. People get mind sad!

  2. Hedx

    September 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I dont think this is a case of armed robbery because this report didn’t indicate they stole anything from him. They may be hired assassin.
    This came as a shock to me, as I followed that season of Gulder Ultimate Search, and he was my favourite.
    ?☹ may his soul rest in peace.

  3. Hadiza

    September 3, 2017 at 9:57 pm


  4. Sad

    September 3, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Omg Oseyi oh! May God grant her and her beautiful daughter the fortitude to bear the loss. So sad

  5. Alterego

    September 3, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    What a tragedy!

  6. Med Victor

    September 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    That’s so sad

  7. Ogonna

    September 4, 2017 at 12:11 am

    this people are every where
    Same way they trailed my Neighbour and his friend Thad just came into the country…….. took everything he came back with and wounded him thank goodness their life where spared

  8. itsjusme

    September 4, 2017 at 1:12 am

    so sad! jus seems like you have to be very weary of people in Nigeria. I always wonder how people feel free to snap their locations?? I would be afraid because of things like this. . I hope some day soon Nigeria will become a civilised country. May Hector’s soul rest in peace

  9. Gb

    September 4, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Ambode and Wike can not control their states,. the activities of the states are beyond them and too much for them to handle. Their states are now hell fire on earth. Severe killing and open cult-rivalry have taken over rivers states and Lagos has become operational theater for ritualists and occasional assassinations.
    These two are incompetent elements. they deserve to be impeached with immediate alacrity to save defenseless human lives

    • Marvel

      September 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

      You are clearly ignorant for the mention of Ambode unable to control Lagos. If you know anything of governance, Lagos needs nothing less than 3 governors to control her affairs. How many times have you heard of Boko Haram or MEND attacks here? Kidnappers you read about are mostly of SS, Ondo and Warri origin. Evans is an Igbo man. Anini was Edo. You will be the first to shout if a regional immigrational policy is proposed, let alone implemented. Lagos is quite easily the most populous city in Africa that wasn’t designed for the number of citizens it currently houses. Nobody wants to go, more are coming daily. Have you noticed the increase of habitants on the Lagoon at the back of University of Lagos, as you drive on the 3rd Mainland Bridge?

      The installation of CCTV is imperative for the safety of Lagosians. If the SSS kept out of politics and involve themselves more in the protection of the citizens, such nonsense will be done away with. How many houses in the UK are caged like ours? How many even have heavy curtains? By the time armed or unarmed robbers, kidnappers, pickpockets get an airing as being wanted for crimes and more importantly are apprehended and dealt with swifly, criminals will rethink their actions. Our legal system is a huge joke!

      It is unfair to blame Ambode. It was during Fashola’s tenure that such crimes were notably halved especially after Police checkpoints were banned. The way we live matters. I refuse to live in over-tenanted buildings as is becoming the norm by greedy developers and landlords, egged on by greedy estate agents. In Banana Island for example, can you even locate where on the gate to knock? Why should these assasins find it so easy to walk into a compound? If they shot him outside the gate, it is one thing. Come and shoot in Magodo Shangisha and see how far you get.

      I nearly attacked a neighbour’s housegirl down the road who I traced, for pointing my home out to a complete starnger seeking employment. i was horrified that she found my home and enquired how she managed to, imitially, I thought her Boss, an acquaintance had sent her on an errand but knowing her appreciation for my need to be contacted first, she would have called. The person in question said oh, I just kept asking people on the street for you and described you??? I was shocked to the bone. This talkytalky and carefree attitude of Lagosians brings serious problems. Cashiers in the banks, bartenders, drivers and domestic staff can talk for the whole of Lagos. Such habits should be dissuaded. This is not an Ambode blame matter.

    • PH Boy

      September 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      @ Marvel. You are part of the malady this country is plagued with. Does every issue have to be narrowed down along tribal or religious lines? It’s almost as if civilization has been flushed down the toilet. Tomorrow now you’ll say that God is not answering your prayers.
      Stay on your lane and don’t go all Voltron on anybody. The governors in questions are nowhere near being clean except you can swear with your life that they are. The last LG chairmanship election in Lagos was a total disgrace and there are still huge unanswered questions where all the State’s revenue is being channeled to.
      Regional immigration policy my foot. Here you are basking in the euphoria that only indigenous Lagos people are responsible for the development in Lagos. Do you have any idea how much of the State’s IGR comes from the supposed immigrants in the state; probably all of it. That is also not considering how for many decades, the whole country’s revenue (especially from the Niger-Delta) went into developing this state as the Nation’s capital.
      Stop defending the so called politicians that are always acting like our saviors whereas they are the main cause of all our problems. Anyone taking any political office must perform or ship out.
      There is gross insecurity in the state period!!! We are even more scared of those who were employed to protect us than the thieves themselves. Even the scarce number of cops left are being used to protect the same politicians that oppress us. Just in case you haven’t noticed; we are on our own!

  10. anonymous today

    September 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

    OMG! It could be that he recognised them! This is too brazen! They trailed him and shot only him may be also assassins.
    What ever the case this is too bad. Indeed stories of robbery, kidnapping and rituals have become very rampant majorly because of hunger in the land. Few weeks ago some armed robbers brandishing weapons came into my apartment on the Island and cleared all I came into the country with. Including international passports. It is very possible they came to rob FX they suspected his brother came with. Do you know that robbers use gold detector?

  11. I. K. Emegwoako

    September 4, 2017 at 10:54 am

    This is absolutely unnecessary and needless! So sad.

  12. Deb

    September 4, 2017 at 11:58 am

    they actually came for the brother that came back buy he is a striking resemblance of his brother so it was a case of mistaken identity. His father too was shot in the arm. I heard they did not take anything

  13. Mrs chidukane

    September 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Too bad. Young promising lives are being cut short everyday. The other day it was a young,male,doctor in ph. I wish the government will take security more serious. May his soul rest in peace.

  14. Anonymous

    September 5, 2017 at 4:08 am

    May his soul rest in perfect peace. For those defending the public officials, I hope you never have to taste of the horror that Nigeria has visited on several families.
    The president is receiving his classmates (1953 set, middle school),after 100+ absent days! the governors and commissioners are only seen at one owambe or the other. The few cops that are well armed have been assigned to politicians and their cronies. Heck a couple of our friends though not public officials go about in their g wagon with armed escorts while there isn’t enough cops for the masses. There is massive hunger in the land. Until the people stop putting these thieves on any pedestal and rise up against the oppression, things may get worse. The life of an average Nigerian has already been devalued by the absence of a safety net, electricity and clean water , absent/grossly incompetent healthcare, so what do people have to lose.

    We have kkk and alt right here but anytime they want to move, regardless of them suppressing some black votes in 3 states to get a sympathetic president who won by 78,000 votes, the people will be ready to counter protest their evil. Why are Nigerians so docile? How many people will police kill if you organize protests? The cops are suffering too and want a better life and they probably will join if it looks serious. Look at the place they live in ikeja. Is the police barracks fit for human beings? Kick out these non performing, owambe loving officials. Don’t let any self imposed Asiwaju force incompetent cronies at any level of governance. Nothing good comes easy. Owambe 3 days a week is not enough as therapy for living in Nigeria. Looks to me that’s what’s sustaining a lot of people.

    For those saying, you too come, I don’t live there, and frankly some of us participated in the 1993 protests (hijacked by some people) that forced IBB out so at 50, I did my part with protests in Lagos and guess what it worked because it was from the people.

  15. Anonymous

    September 5, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Bella naija please publish my comments. It’s the only way some of us can contribute to the improvement of quality of life of Nigerians for now

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