Nigerian Journalist Found Dead Five Days After Declared Missing

Nigerian Journalist Found Dead Five Days After Declared Missing
  • PublishedJune 21, 2024

Joel Waksi, an On-Air Personality (OAP) and a journalist in Atar Communication, owners of Liberty TV/Radio, was reportedly found dead on Wednesday in Abuja, five days after he was declared missing.

Waksi was said to have left the office around 9 pm on Friday and was expected to report back to duty by 2 pm the following day at the Mpape office of the station.

Confirming the incident, the Group General Manager (GGM), Atar Communication, Balarabe Muhammad, said the police in Mpape division announced that his corpse was sighted close to the Panteka area in the community and was taken to Kubwa General Hospital morgue.

He said he was stabbed around his neck, and his phone was missing.

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He said, “It was suspected that he was attacked by the phone snatchers,” adding that two months back, he survived a similar attack, where he was stabbed below his abdomen, but he was treated.

“He was supposed to be on break till Monday, having worked at night; however, due to internal arrangements among colleagues during such public holidays, he was billed to report back to duty the next day afternoon, but he never did.’’

Joel, as he was fondly called among his colleagues, was said to be a hardworking and very creative staff.

The spokesperson of the FCT police command, SP Josephine Adeh, was yet to respond to enquiries on the incident up till the time of filing this report.

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