Police Give Fresh Update on Boat Mishap That Killed Junior Pope

Police Give Fresh Update on Boat Mishap That Killed Junior Pope

  • The police in Anambra state have provided an update into the Anambra boat tragedy that claimed lives on Wednesday, including Junior Pope, a Nollywood actor
  • The Anambra state police revealed to newsmen recently that its men have commenced a search operation to locate missing persons
  • At the moment, the Force disclosed that seven persons have been rescued and three persons are still missing

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Anambra state, Awka - The Anambra state police command has disclosed that seven people, comprising six actors and an actress, were rescued from the boat accident on the River Niger on Wednesday.

Anambra police give update on boat mishap
Police confirmed the rescue of six members of the cast and crew members who were involved in the recent boat mishap that claimed the lives of Junior Pope and four others. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
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As reported by The Punch, the police disclosed also that a search is ongoing for three missing persons.

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This came after the Actors’ Guide of Nigeria (AGN) confirmed the death of Junior Pope Odowodo, a Nollywood actor and two other crew members in the boat mishap while on their way back from a movie set.

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The actors were reportedly said to have drowned in the River Niger after their boat capsized.

In a statement on Thursday, April 11, Aderemi Adeoye, the commissioner of police in Anambra, said the marine police in the state responded swiftly after being notified of the mishap, The Cable report added.

"Two others who were unconscious were also pulled out with the aid of fishermen and conveyed to the Delta State Command Marine Police Jetty, where other members of the crew who travelled in the first boat were waiting and handed over to the President of the Actors Guild for conveyance to the hospital while the rescue team went back in search of three others who are still missing as of the time of this release."

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Prophecy on Pope Junior's death surfaces

Meanwhile, a celebrity seer Bright Ndibunwa, aka Bright the Seer, has made the news after a video of herself revealing a prophecy linked to the reported death of Pope trended.

In the video, the woman said she saw some actors getting involved in a boat mishap and she encouraged them to pray against it.

Eid-el-fitri tragedy: Bus throws passengers into Lagos Lagoon

Legit.ng earlier reported that no fewer than two passengers had been declared missing after a commercial bus threw them into Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge.

The incident around around the Adeniji Adele, end of the bridge on Wednesday morning, April 10.

The victims were among passengers onboard an LT 18-seater bus with registration number FKJ 872 YA.

It was gathered that other passengers sustained varying degrees of injuries in the Eid-el-fitri tragedy.

Source: Legit.ng

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