KOTA KINABALU: A woman’s wait for her husband to return home turned tragic when news came back that he had died from a road accident in Kota Marudu district.
The woman had posted her chat with her husband, Jelson Ginsiu, 22, which showed her texting and asking where he was without any response on the night of Feb 26, before going on her social media platforms to ask if anyone knew of his whereabouts.
Sadly, his body was found floating in a drain along Jalan Lotong in Kota Marudu district on Tuesday (Feb 28).
Kota Marudu OCPD Supt Zairolnizal Ishak said the woman had lodged a report about her missing husband on Monday after he finished work at 9pm on Sunday (Feb 26).
“At around 11.55am Tuesday, we received a report that there was a body in the drain along Jalan Lotong and it turned out to be the missing husband,” he said when contacted.
He said it is learnt that the victim had been riding his motorcycle home from work when he got into an accident between 1am and 4am, Feb 27,” he said.
Supt Zairolnizal said the victim was believed headed home from Kota Marudu town when he lost control of the motorcycle, skidded off the road and crashed into a street lamp pole before he was thrown into the drain.
An initial examination found that there were injuries on the victim’s head, he said.
The victim’s damaged motorcycle was also found nearby.
The victim’s body has been sent to the Kota Marudu hospital for post-mortem, said Supt Zairolnizal while calling for witnesses of the accident to come forward and assist in investigations.
The case is being investigated for causing death due to reckless and dangerous driving under the Road Transport Act 1987.