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  • Updated: September 30, 2022

Anambra: Missing INEC Staff Found Dead

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State Duruocha Osita Joel who was reported missing has been found dead in controversial circumstances.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Barr. Festus Okoye made this known in a statement on Friday.

Okoye disclosed that, "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’s dead body was found along Isu-Aniocha-Urum road in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, where unknown persons dumped him”, he stated.

He said 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”, he stated.

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