After the longest 72 hours the Orji family has ever experienced, the body of Dr. Allwell Orji, who jumped into the lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday, has finally been recovered by the Marine Police Wednesday evening.
Orji’s body was identified by some of his family members, including his driver, in the presence of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Mr. Fatai Owoseni.
According to Owoseni, “the body would be handed over to the family while investigation continues.”
On Tuesday, the commissioner had erroneously made a false statement stating that Dr. Orji’s body was found at the Onikan end of the lagoon. However, the statement was retracted after the deceased’s family said the body was not their son.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, met with family members of the deceased to express condolences on behalf of the Lagos State government and therefore declare the search closed. The body was recovered around 4p.m. yesterday by the Marine Police.
Earlier before the body was found, the Lagos State Police Command said it had retrieved the mobile phone of Dr. Orji. The state police boss yesterday said the police was working with the service providers and using technical platform to investigate whom he called and what he discussed before taking his life.
Source: The Guardian