One Ismail Adeyemi, the suspected killer of Hector, the 2007 Guilder Ultimate Search winner, was among the 34 suspects paraded on Monday before journalists by the police in Lagos.
Edgal Imohimi, Police Commissioner for the state said the suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and car snatching, in various parts of Lagos in the last two weeks, with arms and ammunition.
According to Imohimi, Adeyemi led the police to his hideout at Sangotedo, where arms allegedly used in killing Hector were recovered.
“The deployment of more personnel and sustenance of operation in the state command led to the arrest of 19 suspected cultists and armed robbers, where some stolen cars were recovered in Lagos and Enugu State.”
It could be recalled that Hector was killed on September 4, at his Oko-Oba residence in Agege, Lagos, shortly after returning from Muritala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja where he had gone to pickup his sibling.
The suspected killer claimed in his confession that he was invited by one JK for the operation stressing that they were three armed men who went to Hector’s house, where he was killed.
One Tunde Ajibolorunsoro a.k.a professor was also paraded for alleged kidnap of a 5-year-old girl, whom she sold to one Aremu Makanjuola a.k.a Oluwo for N60, 000.
Imohimi also narrated a new pattern of crime, whereby suspected criminals parade themselves as Uber drivers with the intention to rob unsuspecting women that work at night.
He warned members of the public against patronizing unofficial Uber drivers, advising that whoever wish to patronize them should contact them through the right channel with a view to avoid being victim of robbers.
“Two of the suspects earlier arrested confessed to the crime and said they collected N87,000 from the account of one of their victims.”
“Mobile phones and other valuables stolen from the victims were recovered. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.” he said.