Uber passenger who jumped into lagoon trying to escape justice after killing girlfriend – Police

Uber passenger who jumped into lagoon trying to escape justice after killing girlfriend – Police

The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that the Uber passenger, Princewill David, who jumped into the lagoon on February 27, 2020, did so in orde

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The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that the Uber passenger, Princewill David, who jumped into the lagoon on February 27, 2020, did so in order to escape justice after allegedly killing his girlfriend, ThePunch reports.

Recall that David, a resident of Tajudeen Balogun Street, Igando, Lagos, had boarded an Uber from his residence to the Lekki area of the state. But on getting to the Third Mainland bridge around 12am, David reportedly asked the driver to stop to allow him to urinate, but the driver, who had learnt about the same tactics allegedly used by one Toju Daibo before allegedly plunging into the lagoon 12 days earlier, drove to where some personnel of the Rapid Response Squad were stationed on the bridge to alert them.

But before he could inform the policemen, David had come out of the Volkswagen Jetta car and jumped into the lagoon. He however, landed on some floating logs of wood underneath the bridge and was later rescued by the RRS personnel, the Marine Police Unit and some local divers.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said on Thursday while parading some suspected criminals at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja, stated that David had an altercation with his yet-to-be-identified girlfriend and killed her in the process. So booking an Uber and jumping into the lagoon was to escape prosecution for the crime.