Dr Allwell Orji’s body finally recovered from Lagos lagoon

The body of Dr. Allwell Orji, who jumped off Third Mainland bridge into the Lagos lagoon on Sunday, March 19, has now been recovered after days of intensive search.

Dr Allwell Orji’s remains were recovered around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, around the CMS area of the lagoon by officers of the Lagos State Police marine.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said members of the late doctor’s family have identified the body.

Mr Owoseni had on Tuesday, claimed that Dr. Orji’s body was found by the Marine Police, at the
Onikan end of the lagoon. The Police later said that they were unsure of the identity of the body recovered.

Dr. Orji worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Reports from the Police authorities said he had asked his driver to stop the vehicle, he alighted, and then suddenly took the plunge into the lagoon.