2 suspects held over missing Grab driver

Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Police have nabbed two men including a foreigner believed to be involved in the case of a Grab driver who was reported missing last Friday.

Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah said they picked up the two suspects, aged 20 and 24, from 1Borneo at about 9pm last night.

“Records showed that both suspects were the last passengers of the victim at 4am on Friday from Kingfisher to Tuaran.

“Initial investigations found that both suspects admitted to murdering and dumping the victim in an area in Tuaran. We believe it was robbery case.

“Nonetheless, we are still investigating,” he told reporters here today.

Villagers in Kampung Shahbandar reported finding a body at 3.30pm yesterday.

Omar said the family of Mohd Hanafiee Jaafar, 27, the Grab driver who was reported missing, was unable to identify the body which had decomposed.

“Nonetheless, we have obtained the fingerprints of the victim and we will conduct further investigations to identify the victim,” he said.

The car driven by the victim was found at the site of a Ramadan bazaar in Indah Permai in Sepanggar at 12.30am on Sunday.

The car was locked, with bloodstains found on the steering wheel, handbrake, front door and windscreen.