Senior Civil Servant in Ekiti Commits Suicide by Jumping into Well

A senior local government official, Michael Kayode Bamisaye, has allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Bamisaye, who was the Director of Finance in Ise/Orun Local Government Council, Ise-Ekiti, was said to have jumped into a well in his compound behind Tinuola Maximum School, off Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti.
The deceased had earlier drank water mixed with cement in an earlier attempt to kill himself before jumping into the well, sources alleged.
Bamisaye was said to be the third senior management staff that would die in Ise/Orun Local Government Council this year as two other directors had died before him in mysterious circumstances.
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.”
Top management staff of local governments in the state and sympathisers have been trooping to his residence to commiserate with the widow and other members of the family.
Activities were said to have been grounded at Ise/Orun Local Government secretariat when the report of Bamisaye’s death filtered in from Ado-Ekiti.
The cause of the suicide could not be immediately ascertained.

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