By Pamela Eboh
A missing staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Anambra State, Duruocha Osita Joel, has been found dead in a bush path in the state.
The lifeless body of Duruocha, a Principal Executive officer on Grade level 10 who was declared missing recently was found lying along Isu-Aniocha-Urum road in Awka North Local Government Area of the state.
According to a statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, “on Wednesday, 28th September 2022, the Commission’s Administrative Secretary in the 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.
“The Police and other security agencies have commenced an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to Duruocha’s disappearance and eventual death”, the statement read.