Depression, Lagos lagoon and the allure of suicide
Barely a few days after a Lagos based medical practitioner, Dr. Allwell Orji, committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon, the police recently rescued two women who attempted to jump into the Lagoon from the Third Mainland.
Worrisome, rising cases of suicide in Nigeria
In 2003, World Values Survey ranked Nigerians among the happiest people in the world in a report. This was in spite of the glaring challenges confronting them.On Monday, a report released by the United Nations (UN) ranked Nigerians the sixth happiest people in Africa and 95th in the world.
Finally, body of Allwell Orji recovered
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.
Recovered body not my son, says doctor’s mother
It is three days since the nation was jolted by Dr. Allwell Orji’s suicide by jumping into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge; and the twists and turns to the story have been unnerving.