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Orji Allwell Doctor's family decline comment, wants to be left alone

A middle-aged man reportedly addressed journalists on behalf of the Orjis outside the family’s residence and stated that they did not want to speak on the suicide.

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The members of the family of the late Dr Allwell Orji, who jumped into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, have declined to comment on the sad occurrence.

In a report by Punch, the Odunukan Street, Abule Ijesha, Yaba, Lagos State residence of the late doctor was enveloped in distress on Monday, March 20, 2017.

A middle-aged man reportedly addressed journalists on behalf of the Orjis outside the family’s residence and stated that they did not want to speak on the suicide.

The man, who refused to identify himself, said: “We are mourning and we don’t want to see any journalist around. We want you to respect the family. We lost a young man; we don’t have any cause to be happy.”

ALSO READ: Friends say Dr. Allwell Orji never showed signs of depression

The LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu, stated that fishermen around the area had been informed to alert emergency agencies if they found the body in any part of the lagoon.

He said, “The body has yet to be recovered. The marine police and the local divers are still searching the lagoon.”

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