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Suicide: Police Finally Recover Doctor’s Body From Lagos Lagoon

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The driver and a brother of Allwell Orji have confirmed the recovery of his remains.

Allwell, a medical doctor, had jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday.

This is just as the state police command said an analysis would be conducted on the mobile phone of the late doctor to unravel the circumstances surrounding his suicide.

Orji was being driven in his Sport Utility Vehicle with number plate, LND 476 EE, en route to Lagos Island at about 4pm on Sunday when he told the driver to stop after receiving a call.

The unmarried doctor disembarked from the vehicle, headed for the railings on the edge of the bridge, and jumped into the lagoon.

The family on Tuesday rejected a corpse found by the police, saying it was not the remains of their late member.

Twenty four hours after the rejection, Allwell’s brother, Austin and his driver, identified another body found in the waterways as that of the deceased.

Our correspondent learnt that his corpse was found at about 4pm on Wednesday at the CMS end of the lagoon – about six kilometres away from where Allwell committed suicide.

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the recovery, added that the command would liaise with the grieving mother to dig into information on his mobile phone.

He said, “The corpse was recovered by the Marine Police around 4pm. The police will use technical platforms to analyse his phone to investigate the suicide.”

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said the body would soon be handed over to the family.

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