Doctor commits suicide, jumps off Third Mainland Bridge
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Doctor commits suicide, jumps off Third Mainland Bridge

Mfonobong Akpan

Tragedy struck in Lagos on Sunday after a man said to be a doctor jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge to his death.

The man simply identified as Orji reportedly ordered his driver to pull over on the bridge, opened the door of his grey coloured Nissan SUV with registration number LND 476 EE, and immediately jumped into the Lagoon, GidiTraffic reported.

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 Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said efforts were being made to recover Orji’s corpse.

“The agency received a distress call  of a man who  parked his  grey coloured Nissan SUV with registration number LND 476 EE  at about 4.50 pm today Sunday, 19th March 2017 around Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon,” Adebayo said in a statement.

“Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that  the man said to be medical doctor named Orji who was said to be driven by his driver and suddenly ordered the driver to pull over, dropped  from the car and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge.

“The vehicle and the driver has been taken to Adeniji Adele Poice Station for further investigation, while effort is ongoing to recover his body from the Lagoon.

“The General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said that proper investigation would be conducted on the incident by the appropriate authorities.”

Photo credit: GidiTraffic (Twitter)

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