The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has revealed the identity of the medical doctor who killed himself on Sunday, March 19 by jumping into the Lagos lagoon. The man, who was said to be returning from the church, allegedly stopped the car, a Nissan X-trail with registration number LND 476 EE before diving into the lagoon. It was also learnt that shortly before the incident, the man had received a call from someone.
The spokesperson of LASEMA, Kehinde Adebayo, explained that the agency was alerted by concerned Nigerians over the incident adding that the man's name had been identified as Orji. “The incident happened around Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge. Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the man said to be a medical doctor named Orji was said to be driven by his driver and suddenly ordered the driver to pull over. He dropped from the car and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge. The vehicle and the driver have been taken to Adeniji Adele Police Station for further investigation. There are efforts to recover his body from the Lagoon,” he said adding that LASEMA's general manager, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, had said a proper investigation into the incident would be carried out.