Monday, March 20, 2017
More Details On The Nigerian Medical Doctor, Allwell Oji, Who Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon (Third Mainland Bridge), Yesterday (Pics)
The incident happened at about 4:45pm on Third Mainland Bridge when the 35-year-old was on his way to Victoria Island where he was going to attend a Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) meeting.
Oji, who left from his house at Abule Ijesha in Yaba, was said to have told his driver, Henry Ita, to park his Nissan Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) marked LND476EE at the Adeniji Adele end of the bridge on the excuse that he wanted to pee.
Oji is said to be a staff of the Isolo branch of Mt. (Mount) Sinai Hospital. A commercial bus passenger, who gave his name as Uche Magnus, said the doctor jumped into the ocean immediately after he came down from his vehicle.
The vehicle Magnus said: ''I saw everything clearly from where I sat in the commercial bus I was in. The man came down from his jeep and jumped into the water instantly. We all screamed and begged the commercial bus driver to stop. I saw the man when he jumped but nobody could identify the spot where he drowned in the ocean.''
When TheNation got to the scene at 5:30pm, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), RRS Area Alpha Commander and Officer-in-Charge of Marine Police Team were coordinating rescue operation.
The response team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) was also at the scene.
At 5:50pm, Oji’s SUV and his driver were moved to the Adeniji Central Police Station.