Body of doctor who jumped into Lagoon not yet found, search continues

The doctor’s vehicle

Kazeem Ugbodaga

Twenty-four hours after a medical doctor, simply identified as Orji jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge, emergency responders have continued to comb the Lagoon in search of the doctor’s body to no avail.

Orji jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday after he asked his driver to stop on the bridge.

As at 5:35pm on Monday, Orji’s body has not still been found. Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, local divers, fishermen and others have been searching to retrieve the body of Orji from the water body.

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.

“The Marine Police and the local divers are still on the patrol of the area,” he said, while advising fishermen and people doing business around the waterways to inform the Agency in case any floating body was discovered on the water.

At Orji’s residence at Odunukan Street, Abule Ijesha, residents refused to comment on the matter while his family members also kept mum as they refused to talk to newsmen.

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    His alleged driver reportedly said yesterday that he was receiving a call when he suddenly asked him to park: He reportedly then came out of the car and jumped into the lagoon. Can’t his GSM network provider help out by releasing the name of the said caller? That person should be able to disclose the likely reason for this alleged suicidal jump.

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