By: OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Tragedy has struck in Ekiti State as the Director of Finance, Ise/Orun Local Government area in Ekiti State, Mr. Michael Kayode Bamisaye, allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Bamisaye, reportedly jumped into the well in his compound behind
Tinuola Maximum School,off Afao Road,in the state capital.
The deceased was said to have drunk water mixed with cement in an earlier attempt to kill himself before jumping into the well.
However,the cause of the suicide could not be immediately established.
A source said: “The deceased woke up at about 4.00 am to assist his
wife to do some house chores and even called some council workers he
used to convey to his work place everyday to be ready to join him to their station.
“All of a sudden,he disappeared and went outside and the wife
looking for him. Later she discovered that the well was opened and they saw the body floating.
“The wife and other people who joined her searching later saw the
cement he had mixed with water which he might have taken before taking the plunge into the well.
“The men of the State Fire Service had come to remove the corpse which has since been deposited at the mortuary.”
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was not available for comment as his phone
was switched off.