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Doctor’s lifeless body found after three days

by O. S David

Doctor’s lifeless body found after three days

According to report reaching us the corpse of Allwell Orji, the medical doctor, who jumped into the lagoon on Sunday, March 19, 2017 has been recovered by marine policemen.

Meanwhile a police source while speaking to The Punch said that Allwell’s mother had been contacted to come for the identification of the body.

“The body of the doctor was found at about 11.30am. We want to be double sure and his parent has been called to come and identify the body,” the source added.

In another report from Channels Television, the Lagos state commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni confirmed the body belongs to the medical doctor.

He said the body was recovered by the Marine Police at the Onikan end of the lagoon.

The doctor’s body has just been reportedly found after three days of the incident.

Report says he was on his way to Victoria Island for a meeting with the Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria when the incident happened.

It would be recalled that the deceased on Sunday, March 19, 2017 had asked his driver to stop the vehicle before jumping across the bridge and into the water.

Dr. Orji worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere area of Lagos state, until his death.

In a statement by The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), there was a distress call of a man who parked his grey colour Nissan SUV about 4.50 pm around Adekunle and jumped into the Lagos lagoon.

The agency said the vehicle and the driver had been taken to Adeniji Adele Police Station for further investigation.

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Until now the reason(s) for his ultimate and regrettable action is yet to be known.


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