A senior civil servant in Ekiti state and a Director of Finance, Ise/Orun Local Government in Ekiti State, Mr. Michael Kayode Bamisaye, has allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Ado-Ekiti yesterday.
The deceased reportedly jumped into a well in his compound behind Tinuola Maximum School, off Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti.
Bamisaye whose cause of the suicide could not be immediately established was said to have drunk water mixed with cement in an earlier attempt to kill himself before jumping into the well.
According to a source, “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 Ise everyday to be ready to join him to their station.
“All of a sudden, he disappeared and went outside with the wife looking for her. Later she discovered that the well was opened and they saw the body floating.
“The wife and other people who joined her search 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, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was not available for comment as his phone was switched off phone at the time of filing this report.
“All of a sudden, he disappeared and went outside with the wife looking for her. Later she discovered that the well was opened and they saw the body floating”. – Witness