5 Persons Died in Boat Accident that Killed Junior Pope-Police

The Anambra State Police Command has revealed that 12 persons were involved in the boat accident that claimed the life of popular Nollywood actor, JohnPaul Odonwodo, AKA, Junior Pope.

In a statement on Friday morning, the Anambra Police Spokesman, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, disclosed that when the accident happened on Wednesday, it rescued seven persons alive leaving five others uncounted for.

According to Ikenga, two bodies were later recovered on Wednesday, two were recovered on Thursday while the sea tide washed the remains of the last victim ashore on Friday.

The statement further disclosed that all the recovered bodies have been deposited at a hospital in Asaba, Delta State.

The statement reads in part:

“Marine Police of Anambra State Command have recovered bodies of the three remaining victims of the unfortunate boat accident involving a movie cast.

“Two of the bodies were recovered yesterday (Thursday) 11th April, 2024 while the last was washed in by the tide this morning (Friday).

“All the bodies have been deposited in the hospital mortuary in Asaba while the President of the Guild of Actors and Actresses has been notified of the recovery.”

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, used the opportunity to urge all water commuters to be safety conscious and avoid behaviour that may jeopardise their safety and that of others.

“He promised to expedite investigation into the sad accident that claimed the lives of five actors.”

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