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Ekiti State Director of Finance Commits Suicide



Ekiti State Director of Finance, Michael Kayode Bamisaye, allegedly died of suicide in his residence, Ado-Ekiti on Monday, 30th July.


Michael Kayode Bamisaye was a senior local government official, the Director of Finance in Ise/Orun Local Government Council, Ise-Ekiti.

Micheal allegedly jumped into the well in his compound behind Tinuola Maximum School, off Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti on Monday. The deceased had earlier drunk water mixed with cement in an earlier attempt to kill himself before jumping into the well.

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. Top management staff of local governments in Ekiti State has being paying condolence visit to Bamisaye’s home while sympathizers have been trooping to his residence to commiserate with the widow and other members of the family.

The cause of the suicide could not be immediately ascertained.

Micheal is  the third senior management staff that would die in Ise/Orun Local Government Council this year under mysterious circumstances, two others were directors.

“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 every day 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 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, Mr. Caleb Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was not available for comment as his phone was switched off.


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