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Missing INEC staff found dead in Anambra

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
01 October 2022   |   5:13 am
An employee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Anambra State, Duruocha Osita Joel, who was declared missing, has been found dead.

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An employee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Anambra State, Duruocha Osita Joel, who was declared missing, has been found dead. 

Joel, a Principal Executive Officer II on Grade Level 10 was declared missing last Wednesday by the Commission’s Administrative Secretary in the state, Mr. Okwuonu Jude. 

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement, yesterday, however, said the deceased was found along Isu-Aniocha-Urum Road in Awka North Local Council of the state where unknown persons dumped his remains.

Okoye said: “On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Commission’s Administrative Secretary in Anambra State, Mr. Okwuonu Jude, reported the disappearance of staff, Mr. Duruocha Osita Joel, a Principal Executive Officer II on Grade Level 10.  

“On Thursday, September 29, the Administrative Secretary further informed the Commission that Mr. Duruocha’s dead body was found along Isu-Aniocha-Urum road in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, where unknown persons dumped him.

“Other staff members of the Commission, Duruocha’s brother and the Police have evacuated the body and deposited same in the morgue. The Police and other security agencies have commenced an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to Duruocha’s disappearance and eventual death.”