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Nollywood Actor, Jnr Pope Finally Confirmed Dead

Popular Nollywood Actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo aka. Jnr Pope has finally confirmed dead.

It was reported yesterday that Junior Pope and three others reportedly drowned in Delta State axis of River Niger while coming back from a movie location in a boat.

Nollywood actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, who drowned while attempting to cross the River Niger during the making of a movie has finally been confirmed dead.

The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, confirmed Jr Pope’s death in an Instagram post in the early hours of Thursday.

The actor would have turned 40 on May 7, 2024.

However, it was also reported that the AGN National President, Rollas who had earlier confirmed that Pope drowned in the water alongside others at a movie location, in an update on the incident, took to Instagram to announce that the actor was revived and was receiving treatment in a hospital.

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Also, some videos making the rounds on social media show that the actor was later revived.

But in the early hours of Thursday, Rollas took to his Instagram page to announce the eventual death of the actor and another of his colleagues.

He wrote, “It is so so sad that our joy was shortlived.

“My first post was out of excitement when we noticed his tingling fingers. Two notable hospitals tried their best to revive him but to no avail.

“God knows the best. We finally lost him.

“Mr. Friday corpse has been identified but three other corpses are yet to be found.”


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