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35-yr-old doctor who jumped into Lagos lagoon, yesterday

A 35-year-old medical doctor at the Isolo branch of Mt. (Mount) Sinai Hospital, Allwell Orji, yesterday jumped into the Lagos lagoon when he was going to attend a Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) meeting.

The incident happened at 4:45pm on Third Mainland Bridge.

Orji, who left from his house at Abule Ijesha in Yaba, was said to have told his driver, Henry Ita, to parked his Nissan Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked LND476EE at the Adeniji Adele end of the bridge on the excuse that he wanted to pee.

As he came down, the doctor was said to have climbed the bridge’s rail guide and jumped into the ocean.

A commercial bus passenger, who gave his name as Uche Magnus, said the doctor jumped into the ocean immediately after he came down from his vehicle.

Magnus said:

“I saw everything clearly from where I sat in the commercial bus I was in. The man came down from his jeep and jumped into the water instantly. We all screamed and begged the commercial bus driver to stop. I saw the man when he jumped but nobody could identify the spot where he drowned in the ocean.”

In the ensuing confusion, Ita was said to have called Oji’s mother and pastor. Both arrived the scene some 30 minutes after. It was learned that the sympathisers at the scene called the Lagos Police emergency unit, which deployed Rapid Response Squad (RRS) riders and marine police to the scene.

The body of the deceased is still being sought for.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    This Allwell Oji is a nurse not d late Dr and is very alive. Confirm your story oh.
    He just made a live video on Facebook refuting this report.

  2. Isi beke

    March 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Na wao such a promising young medical doctor. …..this life is indeed a mystery

  3. Anonymous

    March 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Now the question is – what would have made this young man who is seemingly doing well for himself commit suicide?

    Mitchelleobatu.blogspot.com

  4. POPPINS.

    March 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    "Allwell Orji yesterday jumped into the lagos lagoon while heading home from church with his driver". Again " The incident happened at 4 :45pm on third mainland bridge when he was going to attend a medical and dental council of Nigeria meeting ". Journalism hmmmm. May Mr Orji rest in peace kai depression is so real in Nigeria. But looking from afar one would think he is a happy man.

  5. POPPINS.

    March 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    "Allwell Orji yesterday jumped into the lagos lagoon while heading home from church with his driver". Again " The incident happened at 4 :45pm on third mainland bridge when he was going to attend a medical and dental council of Nigeria meeting ". Journalism hmmmm. May Mr Orji rest in peace kai depression is so real in Nigeria. But looking from afar one would think he is a happy man.

  6. lisa peters

    March 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Really sad

  7. seyi afolabi

    March 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    One doctor killed his mom anoda jumped into d lagoon????
    What's happening with d medical professionals???
    Guess deir studies be affecting deir brains o

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