Doctor Oji had attempted suicide, severally, before succeeding on Sunday – Neighbor
Dr Allwell Oji, who jumped into the lagos lagoon, from the from 3rd mainland bridge, on Sunday, 19th March, 2017, had attempted suicide a number of times, SunNews reports.
He had tried jumping down from the family’s two-storey building, 4 years, but was saved by neighbours. “Four years ago he attempted to kill himself and, thereafter, had tried doing so on a number of times, since then, his family had been monitoring him.
We don’t know the kind of sickness he was suffering from, but we knew he was being monitored. That was why he was assigned a driver to take him around,” a neighbor said.
The doctor and his family have been living on the street, Odunukan Street, Ebute-Ejigbo, off Morroco Road, near University of Lagos, for years and lost his dad four years ago.
“He was such a gentle boy, who never made any trouble. Perhaps the driver who drove him didn’t know about his condition because he was engaged about three months ago,” the source added.
Daily Sun also spoke to some medical doctors at Mount Sinai hospital where the doctor worked before he took his life. The Chief medical director, Dr. Adedoyin Adeniran, said they can’t conclude he is dead until his body is found.
A non medical staff spoke highly of the doctor describing him as the patient’s’ favourite “Dr. Orji was such a dedicated person. He was the firstborn of his family. He was a thoroughbred doctor who paid profound attention to the very minute things in Medicine.
He was such a quiet person and at the same time very active. He was most preferred by our patients. In fact, when some patients came here and he had not arrived, they would wait for him. He was sure to get to the root of things by asking penetrating questions.
That was his trademark and why he was so much loved. Last Friday, he was here and we all played with him. We jocularly asked him to go and eat but he said he was going to see his patients in the ward. But we literally forced him to do so,” she said.