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Junior Pope: Anambra Police Rescue 6 Actors/ Crew Members From Boat Mishap As 3 Still Missing



Another Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope Is Dead

Anambra Police Command has confirmed the rescue of six members of the cast and crew members that were involved in the recent boat mishap that claimed the lives of a popular Actor Junior Pope and four others.

This is coming as three more victims are still missing in the mishap while fishermen and the security operatives continue search for them .

Similarly the Command has stated that the release of the corpses would be carried out by the Delta state government despite the fact that the incident occured at the Anambra section of Anambra state.

According to the release by the Public Relations Officer SP Ikenga Tochukwu ;

“The boat, one of two that conveyed the crew to a film location in Anambra West LGA of Anambra State, was returning to Asaba, where it took off from when the accident happened”

“On being notified of the capsize, Anambra Command Marine Police deployed for rescue operations and successfully rescued six actors and one actress from the water”.

“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 at the time of this release”

“Although the accident happened within the jurisdiction of Anambra State Command, issues relating to release of bodies of the accident victims for a decent burial are to be handled by Delta State Police Command”

“The Commissioner of Police CP Aderemi Adeoye commiserate with family, friends and fans of the actors who died as a result of the boat mishap. He prayed Almighty God to grant their souls a sweet repose”

“Preliminary enquiry has given insight into the cause of the accident. Exhaustive investigation has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police with a view to determining criminal liability of any person, if any, in the mishap”. he said.