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An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Duruocha Osita Joel, has been found dead in Anambra State.
Joel, who was declared missing on Wednesday, was found dead along Isu-Aniocha-Urum road in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
This was disclosed via a statement issued on Friday by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
Okoye stated: “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.
“Other staff members of the Commission, Duruocha’s brother and the police have evacuated the body and deposited same in the morgue.”
He added that the police and other security agencies have commenced an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to Joel’s disappearance and eventual death.
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