The winner of the 2006 Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS), Hector Joberteh, was reportedly shot dead on Saturday in Lagos.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the deceased had gone out earlier Saturday morning to pick a relative from the Muritala Mohammed International Airport. His assailants reportedly trailed him from the airport to his home, where he was eventually killed.
According to an eyewitness, two men 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.
Family and friends of the deceased took to social media to express sorrow and anger with a lot of them demanding justice for him and security for all.
Olarinde Famous-Cole, Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation had begun.