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Anambra Police Recovers Three Additional Bodies in Movie Cast Boat Accident

The Marine Police of Anambra State Command has successfully recovered the bodies of the three remaining victims from the tragic boat accident that involved popular movie actor, Junior Pope.

In a press statement released by the Anambra State Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ikenga Tochukwu, on April 12, 2024, it was revealed that two bodies were retrieved on April 11th, 2024, while the third was brought in by the tide the following morning.

All recovered bodies have been transferred to a hospital mortuary in Asaba, with the President of the Guild of Actors and Actresses duly notified of the developments.

CP Aderemi Adeoye, the Commissioner of Police, has issued a stern reminder to all water commuters to prioritize safety and avoid actions that could endanger their lives and those of others while traveling on water.

He assured the public of a swift investigation into the tragic incident, which claimed the lives of five actors. Additionally, he praised the dedication of the Command’s Marine Unit and its Commander for their commitment to duty.

Recall on Wednesday, Junior Pope, a renowned Nollywood actor, along with three of his colleagues, tragically drowned in the Delta State region of the River Niger while returning from a movie shoot.

Emeka Rollas, the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), confirmed Junior Pope’s demise and that of another colleague through an Instagram post in the early hours of Thursday.

Expressing profound sadness, Rollas wrote, “It is so so sad that our joy was short-lived. My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail. God knows the best. We finally lost him. Mr. Friday’s corpse has been identified but three other corpses are yet to be found.”

Junior Pope, who would have celebrated his 40th birthday on May 7, 2024, met an untimely end, leaving behind a legacy in the Nigerian film industry.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
Multimedia Expert, Journalist, and Singer.


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