Medical doctor who jumped into lagoon had attempted suicide several times four years ago
that the Medical doctor, Allwell Orji who had on Sunday, March 19, 2017 committed
suicide by jumping into the lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge had made an
effort to commit suicide several times before the recent event.
down from the family’s two-storey house four years but failed due to their neighbours’
tried doing so on a number of times, since then, his family had been monitoring
kind of sickness he was suffering from, but we knew he was being monitored.
assigned a driver to take him around.”
Street, Ebute-Ejigbo, off Morroco Road, close to University of Lagos for years
and then lost his dad four years ago.
boy, who never made any trouble. His
family has lived on this street for long; his father died four years ago.
who drove him didn’t know about his condition because he was engaged about
three months ago.”
gone to the Police begging for the driver’s release from detention as he was guiltless
and had no part in his former boss’s death.
Sinai hospital where Allwell worked before taking his life were interviewed.
Adedoyin Adeniran, said nobody can confirm that he is dead until his body is
conclude that he is gone, more so when his body has not been found. It is only
his family that can speak on that,” Dr Adeniran said.
about the doctor recounting that he was the patients’ favourite.
Orji was such a dedicated person. He was the firstborn of his family. He was a
thoroughbred doctor who paid profound attention to the very minute things in
Medicine. He was such a quiet person and at the same time very active.
by our patients. In fact, when some patients came here and he had not arrived, they would wait for him. He was sure to get to the root of things by asking
and why he was so much loved.
here and we all played with him. We jocularly asked him to go and eat but he
said he was going to see his patients in the ward. But we literally forced him
to do so.”
of Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, who was at the place
of the suicide incident, said they were still probing the waterways.
than where it happened. We engaged local fishermen and divers. Also assisting
are the Lagos Ferry Services and the Lagos Waterways Agency patrol boats, which
were deployed to the waterways. We have informed the residents to look out for
floating bodies, and we have also contacted the family and they are still in
shock,” Tiamiyu said.
distance at which he jumped into the lagoon will instantly make him unconscious
upon hitting his head in the water because the water would feel like stone when
it make contact with his head.
rescue mission but have added that of recovery mission.