Council's finance director commits suicide in Ekiti
The Director of Finance, Ise/Orun Local Government in Ekiti State, Mr. Michael Kayode Bamisaye, has allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the well at his residence in Ado-Ekiti.
It was gathered that the victim, who had reportedly drunk water mixed with cement, jumped into the well in his compound behind Tinuola Maximum School, off Afao Road in Ado-Ekiti.
Though the cause of the suicide could not be immediately established, reports, however, said he had earlier attempted to kill himself before jumping into the well.
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 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 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.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was not available for comment as his phone was switched off.(Daily Trust)