Two Men Arrested For Robbing And Killing Missing Grab Driver In Sabah

Blood stains were found on the steering wheel, handbrake, front door, and mirror of his car.

Cover image via Yinyin Ayin/Facebook & Berita Harian

On Friday, 24 May, a Grab driver in Sabah went missing after picking up two passengers

Mohd Hanafiee Jaafar picked the pair up at Kingfisher Park at 4am, Malay Mail reported.

On 26 May, his Proton Saga was found in Indah Permai, halfway between the pick-up location and the destination, Tuaran

Image via Sabah Post

The car was found locked and empty, with blood stains on the steering wheel, handbrake, front door, and mirror.

Image via Sabah Post

Three days after the 27-year-old's disappearance, a corpse was found at a bush in Kampung Shahbandar, Tuaran.

It is believed to be the missing Grab driver.

Image via Berita Harian

With cooperation from the e-hailing company, the police were able to locate the victim's last two passengers.

A 20-year-old local and 24-year-old foreigner have since been arrested.

The suspects were arrested at 9.50pm on 27 May at the parking lot of 1Borneo Shopping Centre.

"They admitted to the killing of their driver and said they dumped the body in the Tuaran area," Sabah police commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said at a press conference today, 28 May

"Efforts are underway to identify the body which has started to decompose," he added.

The victim's identity will be determined through fingerprint analysis since Hanafiee's family could not identify the swollen body.

While investigations are still ongoing, the suspects have confessed that their motive was robbery

The two suspects were tested for substance abuse.

"We are still investigating. Any information given now could jeopardise our investigations. But we will notify the press of any progress," Omar said.

The police will be applying for a remand today to continue investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, New Straits Times reported.

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