At a time the world is waiting for the body of late medical doctor Allwell Orji to be recovered from the lagoon, the Lagos State Police appeared to have goofed.

The Lagos State Police Command could not say for sure whether a body recovered on Tuesday was that of Allwell Orji.

Lagos Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni had on Tuesday told Channels TV that the body of a medical doctor who jumped off the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday evening had been recovered by the Marine Police at the Onikan end of the lagoon.

But the commissioner quickly retracted the statement, claiming he was unsure if the recovered body was that of Orji.

Meanwhile, the mother of Allwell Orji has said the body recovered was not her son.