Mr. Duruocha Osita Joel, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff, who was reportedly missing in Anambra State, has been reported dead in controversial circumstances.
Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, had in a statement on Friday disclosed that on Wednesday, September 28, 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.
Stated he further: “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”.
He said other staff members of the Commission, Duruocha’s brother and the Police had evacuated the body and deposited same in the morgue.
Said he: “The Police and other security agencies have commenced an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to Duruocha’s disappearance and eventual death”.