Family speaks on burial of Nollywood actor Junior Pope

The family of late Nollywood actor, John Paul Odonwodo, a.k.a Junior Pope, has said every information about his funeral will be disclosed by Central Planning Committee (CPC) set up for his burial.

Junior Pope died alongside three of his colleagues on Wednesday when their boat capsized on Anam River, Anambra State on their way to a movie location.
His remains have been kept in the mortuary since it was retrieved from the river.

However, elder brother to Junior Pope, Mr Ivor Odonwodo, in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday said while the family was heartbroken by the death of the Nollywood actor, they were finding consolation in the life of impact he lived.

“His life was characterized by love of God, love of family, love of community and being a beacon of positive energy to all who had come across him.”

According to him, what the family owe him at the point is to bid him a befitting farewell, hence the setting up of the burial committee by the family.
“We enjoin the public to rely solely on information put out by the committee on the funeral rites.
The tentative date of burial for our fallen hero is May 17, while the programme of events around his farewell is being finalised with the family

“The Funeral Poster encapsulating these events will be shared by the CPC with the general public shortly.
We encourage everyone to be patient as the CPC finalises this and in the meantime, tributes are being collated for him using and,” he said.

He added that, “people who wish to send in letter headed tributes can send same to

“For further enquiries on the passage rites or any other matter connected thereto should reach out to any of the undersigned:

“Mr Chijioke Ngwu, Chairman CPC and Mr Aka Eze Aka, Enugu Commissioner for Information and Communication.
“Others are Mr Ivor Odonwodo, Elder brother and Dr Amuche Nnabueze Chairperson, Media and Publicity Subcommittee.



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