Nollywood actor Junior Pope escapes death by whisker, survives boat mishap

Popular Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo , popularly called Jnr Pope, is not dead as being speculated, says the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) on Wednesday night.

Earlier in the day, there were rumours that the actor had died after the boat he was in with three others capsised at the Anam River in Anambra State.
They were said to have drowned and their bodies have since been recovered.

The News Agency of Nigeria had quoted Samuel Olatunji, a filmmaker, who took to his Instagram page to disclose that the actor had died with three others.
Olatunji wrote “Junior Pope passes on. Sad day for Nollywood. Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to location and their bodies have been recovered.

“What a sad day for Nollywood. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Multiple sources confirmed this sad development to us.”
But the Actors Guild of Nigeria said Junior Pope did not die and that he is alive after the accident.

The AGN on its Instagram page on Wednesday night said the Junior Pope is taking treatment in the hospital.

“Junior Pope is alive. He is taking treatment in the hospital,” the AGN said.


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