(VIDEO, PHOTOS) Nigerian Physician Dr Allwell Orji Dies In Suicidal Jump Off Bridge. Tragedy struck on the third Mainland Bridge when a man said to be a doctor jumped into the lagoon on Sunday. He was reported to have stopped his driver on the bridge, opened the door of his Nissan SUV and jumped into the Lagoon. The driver parked the car, the doctor came down and immediately jumped into the Lagoon.
Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said efforts were being made to recover his corpse.
“The agency received a distress call of a man who parked his grey coloured Nissan SUV with registration number LND 476 EE at about 4.50 pm today Sunday, 19th March 2017 around Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon.”
He was well dressed and was riding in a decent car. He instructed his driver to park and hurled himself into the lagoon. A middle aged man has just hurled himself into the lagoon from the 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
Eyewitnesses on the scene told our reporter that the incident occurred at about 4:30pm on Sunday:
“He dressed like he was returning from church and his driver was behind the wheels”, said one eyewitness. He then asked his driver to park beside the railings of the bridge before he took the dive.”
At the time of filing this story, a crowd had formed at the spot from where the man plunged himself into the lagoon. Another eyewitness said the gentleman said he just wanted to pee before taking the dive.
The Police had arrived the scene and turned down questions from our reporter who immediately drove to the spot of the suicide. The Police was hostile toward our reporter and were seen to be harassing and blaming the driver for the incident, even as the driver was explaining that he doesn’t work on Sundays and was only on duty because his boss asked him to show up at work. The Police was treating the driver as a suspect,
“I couldn’t have thrown my Oga into the lagoon because he was seated at the back.”
The driver corroborated eyewitness account of events. The driver also said his boss was a medical Doctor.There are suggestions that the man passed on soon after he hit the bottom of the lagoon.
Ambulances also drove to the scene soon after; but there was not much that was achieved as there were no divers onboard. Rescue efforts were also yet to commence before we went to press.
The incident occurred midway on the third mainland bridge from the Yaba-Ebute Metta end.
One day after the Doctor suicide, In a related developing story, a lady jumped into the lagoon in lagos state, it was reported that she was seen walking along the bridge quietly only for her to climb the iron and jumped into the river. Local fishermen quickly went for her rescue and brought her out of the river unconscious.