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An employee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Duruocha Joel, who was said to be missing in Anambra State, has been found dead.
The Eastern Updates gathered that Joel’s body was found on the Isu-Aniocha-Urum road, Awka North Local Government Area, yesterday.
This is according to a statement by the commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Friday.
The statement quoted the Commission’s Administrative Secretary in Anambra State, Okwuonu Jude, as having reported on Wednesday about the disappearance of Joel.
Joel was a Principal Executive Officer II on Grade Level 10 at INEC.
His body was said to be dumped by unknown persons.
The statement by INEC read, “On Wednesday, 28th September 2022, the Commission’s Administrative Secretary in Anambra State, Mr. Okwuonu Jude, reported the disappearance of a staff, Mr Duruocha Osita Joel, a Principal Executive Officer II on Grade Level 10.
“On Thursday, 29th September, the Administrative Secretary further informed the Commission that Mr Duruocha Joel’s dead body was found along Isu-Aniocha-Urum road in the 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.