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Ekiti LG Official Found Dead Inside Well



The Director of Finance, Ise/Orun Local Government in Ekiti State, Mr. Michael Bamisaye, has been found dead inside a well at his residence in Ado-Ekiti.

His death has thrown his family and residents in his compound behind Tinuola Maximum School, off Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti, into mourning.

Although residents suspected suicide, the cause of his death had yet to be ascertained as of press time.

A mixture of cement and water was found near the well.

A source said, “The deceased woke up about 4am to assist his wife with 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 open and they saw the body floating.

“The 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.

“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 in Ekiti, Caleb Ikechukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, could not be reached for comments as his phone was switched off.

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