Tragedy struck in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, as the Director of Finance, Ise/Orun Local Government Area in Ekiti State, Mr. Michael Bamisaye, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well after drinking a solution of water and cement.
It was gathered that Bamisaye jumped into the well in his compound, located behind a popular private school off Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti, after an earlier attempt to kill himself by drinking the cement solution.
The cause of his alleged suicide could not be immediately ascertained.
A family source said: “The deceased woke up at 4a.m. to assist his wife with some house chores and even called some council workers, who he used to convey to Ise daily, to be ready to join him.
“Suddenly, he disappeared. Later, his wife discovered that the well was opened, looked in and she saw his body floating.
“His wife and other people who joined in the search later saw the cement he had mixed with water, which he might have taken before taking the plunge into the well.
“Men of the State Fire Service have removed his corpse, which has since been deposited at the mortuary.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, could not be reached for comment, as his phone was switched off.