Identity Of The Man Who Committed Suicide on 3rd Mainland Bridge Revealed
The man who jumped to his own death from the popular 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos yesterday (Sunday 19 March) has been identified as Allwell Orji.
According to his driver and eye witness, the said man reportedly stopped his driver while on the bridge saying he needed to check something on the body of his vehicle when he jumped off the 3rd mainland bridge into the Lagoon leaving many passers-by including his driver in shock.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) has partially revealed the man’s identity.
According to a statement released by LASEMA, they said they received a distress call about a man who parked his grey coloured Nissan SUV with registration number LND 476 EE at about 4.50 pm around Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon.
Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the man named Allwell Orji who was said to be driven by his driver, suddenly ordered the driver to pull over, came down from his car and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge.
The vehicle and the driver has been taken to Adeniji Adele Police Station for further investigation, while effort is on going 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.
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This man kissed goodbye to this world by drowning himself yesterday via the third mainland bridge connecting Adeniji Adele and Adekunle! A sad report! His name is Dr Allwell Orji! He was 35 years old! May his soul find everlasting peace and may his sins be forgiven, amen! We also pray for his family that they accept the tragic loss as the will of God! He knows more than you will ever know! We may all think he was depressed as that ailment is beginning to serve its tonic but we can never be sure! Nigerians are not superhumans but I am proud to be within the precept that Nigerians face depressing storms and win! The #corruption and gross #ineffective leadership are pointers that should weaken any strong bit of resolution but we still manage to keep sailing! Kudos #Nigerians! This young man was reported to have received a call that printed him to take his leap of death and as such, if the phone is handy, investigation into the case should start from there! Except he got into water with that phone, we can never know! His body has to be recovered and fast! I will not be surprised if there are no measures in place for emergency rescue missions! The government agency or the naval rescue team will tell you mammy water dun carry am! To the Nigerian police! #Nigerianpolice is your friend but how my friends can be collecting unfriendly bribes leaves more to be desired! Rather than stand around traffic points extorting commuters, a new precinct should be established around these suicide points on all the railings of the 3rd mainland bridge! The policemen can become effective again and get into the business of saving lives and protecting human heritage! May God help us! #repost and #share @repostapp @olorisupergal @instablog9ja @akinwunmiambode @basketmouth @officiallindaikeji @lindaikejiblog @iraborsoni