How Missing INEC Staff, Duruocha Joel Was Found Dead In Anambra

October 1, 2022
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has found one of its staff, Duruocha Joel, dead in Anambra State.

Duruocha Joel

Missing INEC Staff, Duruocha Joel Found Dead

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

Okoye said Duruocha’s body was dumped by unknown persons and found on Thursday along the Isu-Aniocha-Urum Road in Awka North Local Government Area.

The electoral umpire had declared the late INEC staff missing.

The deceased was a Principal Executive Officer II on Grade Level 10.

According to Okoye, INEC’s Administrative Secretary in Anambra State, Okwuonu Jude, reported on Wednesday about the disappearance of Joel.

“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,” the statement read.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that INEC had said it will monitor campaign spending, hate speech by political actors and parties ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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