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Third Mainland Bridge Suicide: Dr. Orji Allwell’s Corpse Recovered from Lagoon



Dr. Orji Allwell’s car after the incident. Photo Credit: Pulse

The Lagos State Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni has said that the body of Dr. Orji Allwell, who jumped off Third Mainland Bridge into the Lagoon on Sunday, March 19, has been recovered.

According to Channels TV, Owoseni said his corpse has been identified by his family.

Owoseni said that Marine police officers recovered the remains of the medical practitioner in the Lagoon in the CMS area of the state.

Dr. Orji, who worked at Mount Sinai Hospital, Surulere, Lagos was said to have told his driver to stop their vehicle. He alighted and jumped into the Lagoon.

Daily Sun had reported that the doctor had tried to commit suicide four years ago.

The report said a neighbour disclosed that the deceased jumped from the two-storey building they were living in on Odunukan Street, near University of Lagos, Akoka.

The neighbour said:

Four years ago he attempted to kill himself and, thereafter, had tried doing so on a number of times. Since then, his family had been monitoring him.

We don’t know the kind of sickness he was suffering from, but we knew he was being monitored. That was why he was assigned a driver to take him around.

He was such a gentle boy, who never made any trouble. His family has lived on this street for long; his father died four years ago.

Perhaps the driver who drove him didn’t know about his condition because he was engaged about three months ago.


  1. nwadike sophia

    March 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    wonders shall never end. How can someone jump into the lagon only God knows what he was going through that made him do such thing. (111)

  2. umeobi juliet odinaka

    March 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    What a sad story (115)

    • nene+

      March 23, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Disclosure 101. Only if they had educated/worked with the driver to know who he was and his tendencies, no informed driver would have allowed him stop on the third mainland bridge. He would have managed him to another safer destination even tho i know that managing such a person is not as easy as typing here. hmmmmmmmm…… God help us!!

      I leave you with this… Gal 6.9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

      Do not succumb to suicide,several medical breakthroughs will relegate that illness. Imagine people who committed suicide over HIV,TB, etc or even debt? Today there are survivors living good life.

      Don’t kill ya self joorr-nene+ wish you well.

  3. Marlee

    March 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    How can a person with this kind of tendency be allowed to work with patients. Its very risky. Rip

    • Reni

      March 22, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Saying “This kind of tendency” ???? as if he’s done it before…please think before you start typing your insensitivity is glaring!

    • What an ass

      March 23, 2017 at 3:57 am

      Can you read? If you can please do so….

    • Roli

      March 23, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Reni please read the full article before commenting. Why don’t you people like to read anymore? Reacting off headlines is so lazy!

    • kk

      March 23, 2017 at 11:21 am

      are you blind? you cant read?

    • Orienma

      March 24, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Reni, you well so? Marlee is so right.

    • oluyemisi olotu

      March 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      You are very insensitive! Are you serious? doctors are human and are prone to the same issues other humans are prone too, including illnesses of all types: physical, emotional and spiritual. The worst part is that because of judgemental people like you it is difficult for them to get help. Meanwhile they are pouring themselves out into helping others become better, some of them ungrateful and insensitive beings like yourself.

    • Beeee

      March 23, 2017 at 8:52 am

      So a doctor should first treat himself before others simple!

  4. Nwadike Onyinye Sophia

    March 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Wonders shall never end. How can someone jump in the lagoon? Only God knows what his passing through. Very sad

  5. yem

    March 22, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Didn’t you read the part where the writer mentioned an attempt 4 years ago?

  6. bell

    March 22, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    This doctor clearly had some kind of mental condition. Probably depression. Probably brought on by his dad dying four years ago (which was the first time the doctor attempted suicide). We need to do more around bereavement counseling especially for the men in our community. RIP doc.

  7. ...

    March 22, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Did you read the article?

  8. Vic C. Uzodi

    March 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    How sad! Who knows what was troubling him!

  9. Shame on you Marlee

    March 23, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Your comment is one of the reasons people are afraid to share that they suffer from a mental illness.

  10. Peace

    March 25, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I remember him, he was in my set (99) in secondary school ISL…very quiet and intelligent. May his soul RIP!

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