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Abducted INEC official found dead in Anambra

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Duruocha Osita Joel, abducted on Wednesday in Anambra State has been found dead. INEC National…

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Duruocha Osita Joel, abducted on Wednesday in Anambra State has been found dead.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed this in a statement on Friday.

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According to him, the commission’s Administrative Secretary in Anambra State, Mr. Okwuonu Jude, had reported the disappearance of 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,” Okoye said.

He said that the police and other security agencies had commenced investigation to determine the circumstances that led to Duruocha’s disappearance and eventual death.