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Bodies of three movie actors involved in boat accident recovered


Police in Anambra said it has recovered the bodies of three persons who were involved in a boat Mishap that Killed popular movie actors, JohnPaul Odonwodo popularly known as Junior Pope and one other.

The boat accident happened on Wednesday, while the movie cast and crew were returning to Asaba in a speed boat, after visiting a movie location in riverine Anambra West.

Out of the 12 passengers aboard the boat, police had on Wednesday rescued seven persons alive, while the bodies of two of them were recovered, with three missing.

Police authority in Anambra according to its spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga said they had since then sent out marine police to look for the missing three.

Ikenga in a press release on Friday however said the bodies of the three remaining victims had been found.

He said: “Marine Police of Anambra State Command has 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 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 jeorpardise their safety and that of others while on transit on water.

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

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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