Detectives yesterday arrested the suspected killer of Hector Jobateh, the winner of the Gulder Ultimate Search 2007.
The suspect identified as Ismaila Adeyemi was arrested by the Lagos state police command Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Four members of the gang including an Uber cab driver were arrested last week by FSARS operatives, Lagos command.
The commander in charge FSARS, Muhammed Sanusi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), on the instruction of the Lagos State police boss, Imohimi Edgal, led the operation.
In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Asistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), the command noted that the kingpin was arrested after weeks of manhunt.
“The Lagos state police command, after weeks of intensive manhunt, wishes to announce to the general public the arrest of one Ismaila Adeyemi, aged 49years, the suspected mastermind and killer of Hector Jobateh, winner of the 2007 Gulder Ultimate search who was traced and shot dead at his residence at New Oko-Oba in Agege area of Lagos State.
“The suspect who was arrested at Gas line, Ominiyi in Ijoko area of Ogun state, confessed to the crime and other numerous crimes, while other members of his gang have been arrested. The suspects would be charged to court after investigation is concluded.
“The command wishes to reinstate it’s commitment in partnership with members of the public and urge them to always come forward with useful information that would assist the police in discharging their duties”, the statement said