Nigerian mental health patient jumps to his death in London

A 32-year-old Nigerian mental health patient, identified as, Osazuwa Otote has jumped to his death in Canary Wharf, London.

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Mr Otote, originally from Benin, Nigerian, broke free from his carer and jumped, landing backwards with his head towards the Tube doors, Poplar Coroner’s Court heard today.

Paramedics tried to revive Mr Otote, who was known as Phillip, but he was declared dead at the scene from head and throat injuries.

The 32-year-old had been living in the Cygnet Health Care high dependency mental health unit in Lewisham, south London.

Poplar Coroner Mary Hassell adjourned the inquest until July for further investigation.

A second man, believed to be in his fifties, fell to his death less than 24 hours later in the Canary Wharf shopping centre, which is just a few minutes-walk from where Mr Otote died.

Jordan Bruin, a manager at a nearby clothing shop, described hearing “the loudest bang and a lot of screaming” at 8:40am on Tuesday.

London Air Ambulance were scrambled to the scene but were unable to save the man.

126 Comments

  1. so bad a metal medical care centre is suppose to have protection for the patients and security what a sad story.

  2. How come? Was he not tied at least he should be protected since he had mental problem. That is bad.

  3. Accept my condolence but something has to be done, where are the workers and the securities. The building need to be checked very well

  4. How could he had gotten the opportunity to jump into the wharf if he was properly guarded while undergoing the mental trial. Please they should do a proper investigation

  5. That’s sad news. Nobody there to guide him, knowing too well he has mental illness? Chai! May his soul rest in peace.

  6. Some things is not seems right here, proper investigation should be carried out to know the reason why he jumped into canary

  7. Bad mental health Service. The doctors should have being checking on their patients regularly. If they did, this may have not occur

  8. This is more than meets the eye. Let there be a thorough investigation concerning their death

  9. Do sad he died just like that. Maybe since he was mentally unstable he feels nothing will happen if he jumped well he take his own life..

  10. Y leave him all by himself na,they knew he isn’t normal he should have been a standby nurse or doctor that will be watching them Everytime,rest in peace

  11. so bad a metal medical care centre is suppose to have protection for the patients and security what a sad story.

  12. He can’t just fall like that. A thorough investigation should be carried out. What a loss. But is there no one building them?

  13. My condolences, but a proper investigation needs to be carried out especially on the security aspect.

  14. There would have been something which they should use to protect him since he has mental illness. Now their village people has succeeded

  15. Eyyyaaahhhh, may his soul rest in perfect peace, maybe he was depressed or something else, God knows the best, condolences to his family

  16. There is no way to can survive such, i mean after reading how he felled no one could survive that. But I wonder if people were not around there at all being that he is mentally unsuitable. May his soul rest in peace

  17. A very sad story. Won’t be surprised if it is depression. It would be a big loss to his family. I pray his soul rest in peace

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