A contestant in the ongoing Gulder Ultimate Search, Mfon, has been kicked out of the reality television show after he severally threatened to kill a fellow contestant on national television.
In the edition of the show aired on Sunday evening, Mfon, of the clan, Irin, was sent packing at the Place of the Talking Drum following his altercation with Clan Iroko’s Esitima earlier in the day.
Trouble started when Esitima Edem, a 24-year-old hostess and a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt’s accounting, asked Mfon for her slippers which she saw him wearing earlier.
Micheal Mfon Esin, a freelance writer and model, did not like the tone of her request and an altercation ensued during which he threatened to kill her at least three times.
On one of the occasions, he told the female contestant to watch her back even after the show as he would come for her.
The threat caught the attention of the Council of Elders, who condemned his lack of self-control.
Show host, Toke Makinwa, announced the decision of the organisers of the show to the crestfallen Mfon. According to her, his lack of self-control had cost him a spot in the competition.
In the same episode, another contestant, Gerald Odeka was evicted after his team came last in the day’s task.
Gerald, also known as Speedstar, was tipped by other contestants to will the ultimate prize for his focus, strength and intellect.
He won gold, silver, and bronze at the National Sports Festival in 2012, and in 2013, competed in the World Athletics Championships in Russia.
Interestingly, he had also tipped himself to win the show earlier in the same episode when he was asked to mention the top contenders.
Unfortunately, his team lost in the day’s task which meant that at least a member of the team had to be evicted.
They were given a series of tests wherein all the team members performed well, leading to more tests. In the end, the lot fell on Gerald to go home.
There are now 15 contestants vying for the ultimate prize.