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Nigerian medical doctor jumps to death from Lagos Bridge

A medical doctor is reported to have jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos to his death on Sunday.The medical doctor, simply identified as Orji, reportedly asked his driver to stop on the bridge and he opened the door of his Nissan X-trail SUV and jumped into the Lagoon.


Local media reports, quoted the spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Kehinde Adebayo, as saying that the agency was alerted by concerned Nigerians.


 “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).


“The incident happened around Adekunle, inward 3rd Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagos Lagoon.


“Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the man, said to be a medical doctor named Orji, who was said to be driven by his driver and suddenly ordered the driver to pull over. “


He explained that the doctor dropped from the car and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge.


Adebayo said that the vehicle and the driver had been taken to Adeniji Adele Poice Station for further investigation and that there were efforts to recover his body from the Lagoon.

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