Duruocha Joel, a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was found dead in Anambra State.


Festus Okoye, chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee and national commissioner for INEC, made this disclosure in a statement on Friday.

In the Awka North Local Government Area, he claimed that Duruocha’s body was dumped by unidentified people and found on Thursday along the Isu-Aniocha-Urum Road.

The late INEC staff was reported missing by the commission before his body was found. Duruocha worked as an Executive Principal II in Grade Level 10.

Joel’s disappearance was reported on Wednesday by Okwuonu Jude, INEC’s administrative secretary in Anambra State, according to Okoye.

The statement reads:

“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,” the statement read.

“On Thursday, 29th September, the Administrative Secretary further informed the Commission that Mr Duruocha Joel’s dead body was found along Isu-Aniocha-Urum road in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, where unknown person 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.”