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Orji Allwell "My friend was a sickler, suffered seizures," says friend of deceased doctor

A friend of the late Dr Orji Allwell, has described the deceased as an antisocial introvert who was suffered seizures caused by his Sickle Cell Anaemia.

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The deceased Dr Orji Allwell play

The deceased Dr Orji Allwell


Following the death of Lagos State-based medical doctor identified as Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday, March 19, 2017, a friend of his has thrown more light into his personality.

LIB reports that the deceased doctor preferred to keep to himself as he was an introvert as well as a sickler who suffered seizures.

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According to the friend, these issues seemed to make him anti-social, especially knowing the stigma attached to seizures in the country.

The friend who pleaded anonymity, wrote to LIB saying, "Hi LIB, the deceased was my friend and I will like to remain anonymous pls. Dr. Orji was an introvert because he was a sickler and he suffered from seizure attacks thus, he preferred keeping to himself.

"The social stigma (from the recurrent seizure attacks) was too high for him to bear. He used a driver because the seizure can come at any time.

"He wanted to do residency in Surgery so he could become a Consultant, he wrote the exam and passed but was denied the opportunity because Hospital management felt he could not cope with the stress.

"He wasn't really on social media because he was quite antisocial thus, his profile and pictures were not on the internet. So from all indications, i think it was a case of severe depression that was poorly managed thus, he felt hopeless due to his challenges and decided to end it in a Lagoon."

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As earlier reported, Dr. Orji was said to have jumped into the Third Mainland Bridge Lagoon along the Adekunle axis shortly after receiving a call. He reportedly told his driver to pull up and walked out of Sports Utility Vehicle and jumped into the lagoon on the evening of the day.

The mother of the deceased, Chinyere Orji, has refused to believe that her son is dead and insists that he will be rescued alive.

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