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Journalist Found Dead Days After He Was Declared Missing In Abuja

Posted by Amarachi on Fri 21st Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

His corpse was sighted close to the Panteka area in the community and was taken to Kubwa General Hospital morgue.

Joe Waksi

Joe Waksi

The lifeless body of Joe Waksi, a journalist in Atar Communication, owners of Liberty TV/Radio, who was declared missing five days ago was on Wednesday June 19, discovered in Abuja.

The deceased who was an On-Air Personality (OAP) in the media outfit, was said to have left office around 9pm on Friday and was expected to report back to duty by 2pm the following day.

The Group General Manager (GGM), Atar Communication, Balarabe Muhammad, while confirming the incident to DailyTrust 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 Waksi was stabbed around his neck, and his phone was missing.

“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.’’Muhammad told DailyTrust

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



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