Oji has said his identity was mistaken for the Lagos doctor who committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
While the doctor that committed suicide has his first name as Allwell and surname as Orji, the nurse in Port Harcourt whose picture has been widely used has his first name as Oji and his surname as Allwell.
The Port Harcourt based nurse was forced to speak out after his picture rented the internet on Monday, March 20, 2017 in all the suicide reports.
To this end, Oji uploaded a video on his Facebook page, informing his friends and well-wishers that he was alive and well.
He said, “Good afternoon my beloved friends and well-wishers. My name is Oji Allwell, I am a nurse. I am making this online video in regards to the news that has been trending online about me being a medical doctor who jumped into the lagoon.”