Junior Pope: Police Condole With Actors Guild Over Tragic Boat Accident


The Nigeria Police Force has condoled the Actors Guild of Nigeria following a boat accident that claimed the lives of some individuals, including Nollywood actor, Pope Odonwodo, known as Junior Pope.

The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement posted on the force's  X handle on Thursday.

The statement read, "We extend our deepest condolences to the Actors Guild of Nigeria and all who knew and cherished John Paul Odonwodo, fondly called Junior Pope, as well as the other actors whose lives were tragically shortened in the recent boat mishap on the River Niger.

"The loss of these talents is a profound tragedy in the entertainment industry and the country at large. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

"As investigations into the cause of the accident continue, we join in mourning the lives cut short and pray for the peaceful repose of their souls."

CKNNews reports that the AGN has stopped all film productions involving riverine areas and boat rides following the tragic boat accident.

The Anambra State Police Command also disclosed that seven people, comprising six actors and an actress, were rescued from the boat accident on the River Niger, and a search is ongoing for three missing persons.

Credit: X| PoliceNG


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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