Revealed: Dr. Orji attempted suicide four years ago


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By Azoma Chikwe, Cosmas Omegoh, Chris Oji, Tessy Igonmu and Job Osazuwa

It has emerged that Dr. Alwell Orji, the medical practitioner who took his life last Sunday by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon, had attempted suicide a number of times.

Our correspondent, who visited his family home on Odunukan Street, Ebute-Ejigbo, off Morroco Road, near University of Lagos, was told that the young man had four years ago attempted jumping down from the family’s two-storey house. Only the intervention of neigbours staved off the disaster.

“Four years ago he attempted to kill himself and, thereafter, had tried doing so on a number of times,” a man who pleaded anonymity said, adding, “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…

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