The Lagos State Police Command has explained why it is holding the Uber driver, who carried Daibo Davies, a passenger who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon last week.
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Recall that Davies jumped into the Lagos lagoon on February 22, 2020, from an Uber car he boarded.
However, a person who knows the Uber driver took to Instagram to cry out over police detaining the Uber driver at a station in Adekunle, in the Yaba area of the state.
Bala Elkana, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed that the driver is in their custody, saying there are alot of questions to be answered.
”Yes he is. we are investigating and there are a lot of questions to be answered. The person making the noise is talking based on what was pushed in social media but the investigators will do their job and we will make the finding public,” he stated.
Asked if there are new facts emerging from the case, Elkana added:
“Well at this stage it will be took early to say something. I think we should allow investigatorsdo their job. The searc and rescue teams are still searching for the corpse and up till today, they have not found it and this is a bit strange. They are still searching.
“There are questions we are asking. The first question we are asking is that If you go to the Third mainland bridge, you will see a lot of police deployment. We did that deliberately because of incidences of people jumping into the lagoon and that has really help because if you look at the figures from 2018, we had 80 cases of suicide, 2019 it has dropped down becasue of this measure. This year too, the figure is still low.
“The Uber driver knows that third mainland bridge is not a parking space for anybody, it is not a parking zone, It is not an hospital. If you have a sick customer, it is not an hospital for you to take him to.
“The whole thing happened within seconds. Only him saw him jump. We have marine boats that patrol that area. Nobody saw him in the water and for over a week now we haven’t found his body.
“So, there are a lot of stories are even coming up. His father and mother are even staying apart so he is a product of a broken home. There are a lot of things going on. There are a lot of things going on so we don’t want to prempt at this stage.
“There are more to that story that story that we need to investigate.”