The spokesperson for the Zone 2 Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos said,
“The mother has come to identify the body recovered, but she said the deceased was not her son.”
But some Nigerians have commented on social media that the mother of the deceased doctor may be living in denial considering the fact that she was credited to have said ” her son will be rescued alive”.
“What if the mother is living in denial? They should get the son’s recent pictures and compare it with the body found. Also they should do a DNA test. Otherwise, this must be a weird coincidence or it means many people are jumping into the lagoon on a daily / regular basis.
“The police should have asked for the picture of the guy while the search was going on and confirm with the driver first after the recovery before coming out to announce it. The mother should not have been the first person to be asked to identify her son. Speaks volume of grave lack of wisdom on the part of the police.”