Hector Joberteh , the winner of the 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search, has been killed in Lagos. Hector, according to close friends who spoke exclusively to the Nigerian Tribune, had gone out, earlier Saturday morning to pick a relative from the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos State.
It was suggested that his assailants had trailed him from the airport to his home, where he was eventually killed.
Eyewitnesses report that two men had forcibly gained entrance into the compound where Hector lived and questioned a few residents for his (Hector’s) whereabouts, after which upon sighting him, opened fire.
Hector’s father was also said to have been shot in the hand and is currently recuperating in the hospital.
Luckily, Hector’s wife, also a former contestant of the GUS competition, was said to be living abroad and wasn’t home at the time of the attack. The couple got married in 2013.
Meanwhile, friends and family of the slain Hector have taken to various social media platforms to express sorrow and anger at the way he was killed. While various reports continue to trickle in, many are demanding justice for the slain Hector and demanding a safer Nigeria in general.