The doctor took the medicine, but it was not to cure an illness.

Few weeks after a Lagos medical doctor, Dr Allwell Orji committed suicide by jumping into the lagoon off the Third Mainland Bridge, another doctor identified as Olutobi Ajao, also attempted to end his life.

According to friends of the doctor, he had informed his Facebook friends that he was going to end it all and swallowed 80 tablets, but his friends were quick to rally round and rushed him to a hospital.

In the Facebook post, Dr Ajao had allegedly written:

“Finally went through with it. Ingested about 80 tablets of different drugs. If and when I die, please do remember that it was 'oro' that killed me,” he wrote in the post.

One of his friends went on Facebook to indicate that he had been found and resuscitated.