Search for medical doctor who jumped into Lagos Lagoon ends in futility

Dr. Orji was said to have jumped into the Third Mainland Bridge Lagoon along the Adekunle axis shortly after receiving a call.

Mr. Orji, identified as a medical doctor, reportedly ordered his driver to pull over, dropped off his Nissan SUV vehicle with regstration number LND 476 EE and jumped into the lagoon.

A co-staff of the medical doctor, Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Sunday, said he showed no sign of depression when he was at work last Friday.

When our correspondent visited the scene of the tragedy, it was gathered that the victim jumped into the lagoon between Adekunle and Adeniji end of the Third Mainland Bridge.

Policemen from Adeniji Police Station are reported to have taken the driver and the SUV to the police station.

As at 7p.m., operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and the Marine Police Unit were still battling to rescue him.

"Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the man, said to be a medical doctor named Orji, suddenly ordered his driver to pull over, dropped from the vehicle and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge".

General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu told PM News that the body had not yet been recovered as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and other stakeholders are still on ground.

A man said to be a doctor has jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge to his death this evening.

She said she made a decision to harken to the call because it was repeated.

  • Carolyn Briggs