Lagos Lagoon Suicide: ' What I Saw Is Affecting Me'- Witness
She must have thought she was witnessing a scene from a Nollywood movie but it was real!
Right in her presence, a medical doctor just ended his life by jumping into the lagoon.
The lady who witnessed how the man now identified as Sunday Orji, jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge, said she is traumatized by the incident.
Mrs Bimbo Ipaye, while speaking exclusively with Bounce News, said she has not been able to get over the shock since it happened.
“Is a psychology thing…what I witnessed that day is affecting me and will affect me for a long time.
“I saw him get out of his car, then jumped into the lagoon, I was directly behind him, I parked and ran to save him but it was too late.
Mrs Ipaye who promised to write a tribute to him on her instagram page revealed that she has been trying to identify the man and the family.
“I have been calling doctors I know whether they can assist in revealing his identity and probably his family.
“I’m not going to speak further about this until I locate his family,” she said.
Meanwhile the man, who was said to be returning from the church, allegedly stopped the car, a Nissan X-trail with registration number LND 476 EE before diving into the lagoon.
It was also learnt that shortly before the incident, the man had received a call from someone.
The spokesperson of LASEMA, Kehinde Adebayo, disclosed the name of the victim as Orji.
“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 was said to be driven by his driver and suddenly ordered the driver to pull over.
“He dropped from the car and suddenly jumped into the water from the bridge. The vehicle and the driver have been taken to Adeniji Adele Police Station for further investigation.
“There are efforts to recover his body from the Lagoon,” he said.