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

Doctor jumps into Lagos lagoon

Doctor jumps into Lagos lagoon

As at press time, information about Orji still remained sketchy despite claims that his driver, who drove him to the point where he got down and dived into the lagoon, has been taken into custody.

The driver was quoted as saying that the man asked him to stop, came out of the vehicle and jumped into the lagoon.

A man said to be a medical doctor was reported to have jumped to his own death into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

It was gathered that the incident happened on the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji on Third Mainland Bridge inward Lagos Island on Sunday evening.

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It is similar to what people would see or hear during an actual tornado warning, officials with Fairfax County said. Bill Sammler of the National Weather Service said in a statement, "tornadoes can occur any month of the year".

"The General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said proper investigation would be conducted on the incident by the appropriate authorities".

Investigations by Nigerian Tribune, however, revealed that the man was driving a vehicle owned by a woman, when he stopped and jumped into the lagoon.

According to witnesses, the woman who was dressed in a blouse and pants was walking along the bridge when she suddenly climbed the rail and jumped into the lagoon.

When TheCable contacted the Lagos State Management Emergency Agency (LASEMA) at 3pm on Monday, Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the agency, said rescue officials were still trying to retrieve Orji's corpse. "However, when she jumped, we called for help, prompting people under the bridge to dive in and rescue her".

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